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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... 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 ... for contralto 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 Full of ... 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, Horn ...
... The Necessary 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 ... Bates (1989) The Contemplated Spouse The Letter of Wallace Stevens to Elsie, edited by D.J ...
... poet Wallace Stevens ... 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 studies was becoming a "multinational ... The Wallace Stevens Journal has been published by the Wallace Stevens Society since 1979, and its editor, John N ...
... 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 ... Arthur Hanley was "forgetful" since "he was interviewed twenty years after Stevens' death." In his response, Chichetto noted that Vendler ignored "the ...
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Of the world, the heroic effort to live expressed
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—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.”
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