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This volume colates a selection of letters written by the poet Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). The letters offer an insight into his life as a family man, insurance executive, connoisseur, and friend, as well as award winning poet.
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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 forThe 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. EditorHolly Stevens was his daughter. Poet Richard Howard is University Professor of English at the University of Houston.From the Inside Flap:
"These lettersnakedly honest, often deadpan, personally reserved, and intellectually informativelight up the poems and are themselves, in their exquisite and self-critical formulations, notable literary documents."Helen Vendler, Harvard University
"The music is in the poems, but the letters are their own literature of a uniquely imaginative life."Philip Booth
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Book Description University of California Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110520206681
Book Description University of California Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520206681