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.
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... poet Wallace Stevens ... and 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 ... The Wallace Stevens Journal has been published by the Wallace Stevens Society since 1979, and its editor, John N ...
... Angel (essays) (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 ... Bates (1989) The Contemplated Spouse The Letter of Wallace Stevens to Elsie, edited by D.J ...
... 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 ...
... County 041 Abilene 1857 From unorganized area Daniel Stevens Dickinson, U.S ... sq mi (70031551000000000001,551 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 ...
... 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 ... and piano (Jacobean texts), Opus 27, The Leaves Cry for soprano and piano (texts of Wallace Stevens and Christina Rosetti) 1974-75 Opus 28, Sea-Surface. 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 orchestra, Opus 43 ...
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“The body dies; the bodys beauty lives.
So evenings die, in their green going,
A wave, interminably flowing.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“The rich earth, of its own self made rich,
Fertile of its own leaves and days and wars,
Of its brown wheat rapturous in the wind,
The nature of its women in the air,
The stern voices of its necessitous men,
This chorus as of those that wanted to live.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“When the shadow of death blots out my joy
And erases the face of the sun
Give me strength to endure, hope to believe
That living and dying are one.”
—William L. Wallace (20th century)