Wallace Stevens

About Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) 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.

“The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm”

By |2020-04-29T22:51:22-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Poetry|

The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book. The house was quiet and the world was calm. The words were spoken as if there was no book, Except that the reader leaned above the page, Wanted to lean, [...]

Wallace Stevens: Esthetique du Mal and Revolution

By |2016-11-26T09:52:19-06:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: Quotation|

Wallace Stevens   Revolution Is the affair of logical lunatics. The politics of emotion must appear To be an intellectual structure. The cause Creates a logic not to be distinguished From lunacy… – “Esthetique du Mal” For more poems by Wallace Stevens visit The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. We hope you will join us in The Imaginative [...]

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