Letters of Wallace Stevens

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Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Wallace Stevens's famous criterion for poetry - "It should give pleasure" - informed his epistolary aesthetic as well; these letters stimulate one's appetite for poetry as they valorize the imagination and the senses. They also offer fascinating glimpses of Stevens as family man, insurance executive, connoisseur, and ...
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Overview

Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Wallace Stevens's famous criterion for poetry - "It should give pleasure" - informed his epistolary aesthetic as well; these letters stimulate one's appetite for poetry as they valorize the imagination and the senses. They also offer fascinating glimpses of Stevens as family man, insurance executive, connoisseur, and friend.

Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the 20th century. Stevens' famous criterion for poetry--"It should give pleasure"--informed his epistolary aesthetic as well; these letters stimulate one's appetite for poetry as they valorize the imagination and the senses. 22 photos.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Six decades of correspondence by the bard of Hartford, Conn. (Dec.)
Library Journal
An author's letters are often more revealing than their prose, or, in Stevens's case, their poetry, and are necessary study for a fuller understanding of the artist. In addition to numerous letters, this also includes entries from Stevens's journal and photos. This first paperback edition of the 1966 original contains a new foreword by poet/scholar Richard Howard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765567291
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 12/24/1996
  • Pages: 890

Meet the Author

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry by the Yale University Library in 1949.
In 1951 he won the National Book Award in Poetry for The Auroras of Autumn; he won it a second time for The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, which was also awarded the 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Editor Holly Stevens was his daughter. Poet Richard Howard is University Professor of English at the University of Houston.

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