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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... The poet Wallace Stevens is said to have been baptized a Catholic during his last days suffering from stomach cancer ... This account is disputed, particularly by Stevens's daughter, Holly, and critic, Helen Vendler, who, in a letter to James Wm ... Hanley was "forgetful" since "he was interviewed twenty years after Stevens' death." In his response, Chichetto noted that Vendler ignored "the testimony of Dr ...
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... Shifts for high voice and strings (text of Wallace Stevens) 1971 Opus 15, Banal Sojourn for high voice and piano (text of Wallace Stevens), Opus 16 Fantasy-Pieces for piano and 12 instruments 1972 Opus ... Jacobean texts), Opus 27, The Leaves Cry for soprano and piano (texts of Wallace Stevens and Christina Rosetti) 1974-75 Opus 28, Sea-Surface Full of Clouds, cantata. 1978-79 Opus 39, The Noon's Repose for tenor and harp (Eliot/Stevens/Marvell), Opus 40, Second Concerto for Orchestra, Opus 41, Serenade in C for octet 1979-80 Opus 42 ...
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... poet Wallace Stevens ... critic Mark Van Doren had it right when he wrote in The Nation in 1923 that Stevens's wit "is tentative, perverse, and superfine and it will never be popular." Yet by 1960 ... The Wallace Stevens Journal has been published by the Wallace Stevens Society since 1979, and its editor, John N ...
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... km2) Dickinson County 041 Abilene 1857 From unorganized area Daniel Stevens Dickinson, U.S ... km2) Logan County 109 Oakley 1888 Formed from Wallace County (formerly named St ... sq mi (70031761000000000001,761 km2) Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, U.S ...

Famous quotes by wallace stevens:

    The wind shifts like this:
    Like a human without illusions,
    Who still feels irrational things within her.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    My titillations have no foot-notes
    And their memorials are the phrases
    Of idiosyncratic music.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The imperfect is our paradise.
    Note that, in this bitterness, delight,
    Since the imperfect is so hot in us,
    Lies in flawed words and stubborn sounds.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)