Wallace and many other visionaries were cut down to early in life. Wallace was not killed by the assassin's bullet but his political career was changed. The attempt on Wallace's life left him a broken man in a wheelchair. People remembered the George Wallace who smoked his cigar and denounced the State Department as communist.
Wallace Stevens was not a highly renowned scholar, but he did have an understanding of what he was writing. He could describe his work, and he could put it on paper for others to see. As a student now finally gaining a respect for poetry it is nice to see what a poem writer thinks about his job.
This book aims to provide an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted life and times of Wallace Stevens, who is generally considered one of the great twentieth-century American poets. In thirty-six short essays, an international team of distinguished scholars have created a comprehensive overview of Stevens' life and the world of his poetry.
Haley Vasquez, author Dr. Gordon Van Ness, faculty advisor. At the time of his death in 1955, poet Wallace Stevens was largely considered a master of language within the modernist movement, able to look at physical reality and find value and purpose in it through the imagination. “all his (Stevens’) work is an attempt to explore the endlessly variable perspectives from which reality can be.
Wallace Stevens’s unique voice combined meditative speculation and what he called “the essential gaudiness of poetry” in a body of work of astonishing profusion and exuberance, poems that have remained an inspiration and influence for generations of poets and readers.
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The Wallace Stevens Journal is indexed or abstracted in Abstracts of English Studies,. Stevens in that tradition. It is with great pleasure that we present these essays from many of Stevens’ most distinguished poetical and critical read-ers in 2004.
Wallace Stevens, it seems, never spoke a great deal about his poem “Sunday Morning.” Because Stevens gives us very little insight into his own thoughts, it is important to examine the thoughts of other critics before analyzing a poem such as “Sunday Morning.”.