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The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

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Publisher Comments:

The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter

To regard the frost and the boughs

Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time

To behold the junipers shagged with ice,

The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think

Of any misery in the sound of the wind,

In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land

Full of the same wind

That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,

And, nothing himself, beholds

Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

Synopsis:

Wallace Stevens lived long enough to see the establishment of his unquestioned position as one of the significant and enduring poets of twentieth-century America. For more than four decades he had written poetry marked by inclusive thoughtfulness, magical evocativeness of language, and an unmistakable individuality that sets him apart from his confreres. The present volume was published to honor him on his seventy-fifth birthday, October 2, 1954.

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ISBN:
9780394403304
Author:
Stevens, Wallace
Publisher:
Knopf
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry, American
Subject:
Poesia Norte Americana
Subject:
Poetry, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st collected ed.
Series Volume:
103-614
Publication Date:
19540627
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.52x6.50x1.70 in. 2.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Wallace Stevens lived long enough to see the establishment of his unquestioned position as one of the significant and enduring poets of twentieth-century America. For more than four decades he had written poetry marked by inclusive thoughtfulness, magical evocativeness of language, and an unmistakable individuality that sets him apart from his confreres. The present volume was published to honor him on his seventy-fifth birthday, October 2, 1954.
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