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The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play

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A collection that all the major long poems and sequences, and every shorter poem of lasting value in Stevens' career. Edited by Holly Stevens, it includes some poems not printed in his earlier Collected Works.

About the Author

Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1879, and died in Hartford, Connecticut, on August 2, 1955.Although he had contributed to the Harvard Advocate while in college, he began to gain general recognition only when Harriet Monroe included four of his poems in a sepcial 1914 wartime issue of Poetry.Harmonium, his first volume of poems, was published in 1923, and was followed by Ideas of Order (1936), The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937), Parts of a World (1942), Transport to Summer (1947), The Auroras of Autumn (1950), The Necessary Angel (a volume of essays, 1951), The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (1954), and Opus Posthumous (first published in 1957, edited by Samuel Frued Morse; a new, revised, and corrected edition by Milton J. Bates, 1989).Mr. Stevens was awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry of the Yale University Library for 1949.In 1951 he won the National Book Award in Poetry for The Auroras of Autumn, in 1955 he won it a second time for The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, which was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1955.From 1916 on, he was associated with the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, of which he became vice president in 1934.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307791856
Subtitle:
Selected Poems and a Play
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Stevens, Holly
Author:
Stevens, Wallace
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19900219
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
415

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