Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Some of his best-known poems include "Valley Candle", "Anecdote of the Jar", "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock", "The Emperor of Ice-Cream", "The Idea of Order at Key West", "Sunday Morning", "The Snow Man", and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

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Famous quotes by wallace stevens:

    My beards, attend
    To the laughter of evil: the fierce ricanery
    With the ferocious chu-chot-chu between, the sobs
    For breath to laugh the louder, the deeper gasps
    Uplifting the completest rhetoric
    Of sneers....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    He tries by a peculiar speech to speak
    The peculiar potency of the general,
    To compound the imagination’s Latin with
    The lingua franca et jocundissima.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    ‘Things as they are
    Are changed upon the blue guitar.’
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    the listener, who listens in the snow,
    And, nothing himself, beholds
    Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)