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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... 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 cottage industry of Stevens ... The Wallace Stevens Journal has been published by the Wallace Stevens Society since 1979, and its editor, John N ...
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... 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. 7002680000000000000680 sq mi (70031761000000000001,761 km2) Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, U.S ...
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... Scenes from Schumann for orchestra, Opus 14, The Wind Shifts for high voice and strings (text of Wallace Stevens) 1971 Opus 15, Banal Sojourn for high voice and piano (text of Wallace Stevens ... 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 ... Smith/Raleigh) 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, First Idyll for small ...
Wallace Stevens - Bibliography - Prose
... The Necessary Angel (essays) (1951) Posthumous publications Letters of Wallace James Stevens, edited by Holly Stevens (1966) Secretaries of the Moon The Letters of ... Bates (1989) The Contemplated Spouse The Letter of Wallace Stevens to Elsie, edited by D.J ...
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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 ... "he was interviewed twenty years after Stevens' death." In his response, Chichetto noted that Vendler ignored "the testimony of Dr ...

Famous quotes by wallace stevens:

    Who can think of the sun costuming clouds
    When all people are shaken
    Or of night endazzled, proud,
    When people awaken
    And cry and cry for help?
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Mon Dieu, hear the poet’s prayer.
    The romantic should be here.
    The romantic should be there.
    It ought to be everywhere.
    But the romantic must never remain.
    Mon Dieu, and must never again return.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    And the beauty
    Of the moonlight
    Falling there,
    Falling
    As sleep falls
    In the innocent air.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Union of the weakest develops strength
    Not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge
    One of the leaves that have fallen in autumn?
    But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    But I know, too,
    That the blackbird is involved
    In what I know.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)