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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... 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 ...
... poet Wallace Stevens ... 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 ... The Wallace Stevens Journal has been published by the Wallace Stevens Society since 1979, and its editor, John N ...
... 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. 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 ... 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 orchestra ...
... 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 Coyle and Alan ... Bates (1989) The Contemplated Spouse The Letter of Wallace Stevens to Elsie, edited by D.J ...
... km2) Dickinson 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 ...
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—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
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—Wallace Stevens (18791955)