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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Wallace Stevens - Bibliography - Prose
1951) Posthumous publications Letters of Wallace James Stevens, edited by Holly Stevens (1966) Secretaries of the Moon The Letters of Wallace Stevens Jose Rodriguez Feo, edited by Beverly ... 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 ... 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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... poet Wallace Stevens ... 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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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), Opus 16 Fantasy-Pieces for ... 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 for soloists, choir, and chamber ... 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 ...

Famous quotes by wallace stevens:

    Capitán profundo, capitán geloso,
    Ask us not to sing standing in the sun,
    Hairy-backed and hump-armed,
    Flat-ribbed and big-bagged.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    And shall the earth
    Seem all of paradise that we shall know?
    The sky will be much friendlier then than now,
    A part of labor and a part of pain,
    And next in glory to enduring love,
    Not this dividing and indifferent blue.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    For the soldier of time, it breathes a summer sleep,

    In which his wound is good because life was.
    No part of him was ever part of death.
    A woman smoothes her forehead with her hand
    And the soldier of time lies calm beneath that stroke.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Go on, high ship, since now, upon the shore,
    The snake has left its skin upon the floor.
    Key West sank downward under massive clouds
    And silvers and greens spread over the sea. The moon
    Is at the mast-head and the past is dead.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The words of things entangle and confuse.
    The plum survives its poems.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)