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About Wallace Stevens
Initially trained as a lawyer, Wallace Stevens spent the majority of his working life with an insurance group where he operated as one of their executives. During his time with the company, the American also worked as a poet which would later place him on the international stage.
Categorized under the modernism movement, Stevens published many successful poems with some titled "Anecdote of the Jar", "The Auroras of Autumn", and "The Idea of Order at Key West".
He had two brothers who worked as lawyers. He was married to Elsie Viola Kachel between 1909 and 1955. They had a child called Holly Stevens.
In 1900, he completed his education at Harvard University. He later studied at the New York Law School.
He was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955. He also won many awards such as the National Book Award for Poetry, Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Frost Medal.
He was engaged in a brawl with American novelist Ernest Hemingway.
He published his first poem at the age of 35.
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Famous quotes by Wallace Stevens
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.Wallace Stevens
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.Wallace Stevens
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.Wallace Stevens
Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.Wallace Stevens
Everything is complicated if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.Wallace Stevens
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.Wallace Stevens
If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.Wallace Stevens
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.Wallace Stevens
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.Wallace Stevens
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.Wallace Stevens
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.Wallace Stevens
Money is a kind of poetry.Wallace Stevens
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.Wallace Stevens
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.Wallace Stevens
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!Wallace Stevens
The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.Wallace Stevens
The imagination is man's power over nature.Wallace Stevens
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.Wallace Stevens
We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark.Wallace Stevens
F.A.Q. about Wallace Stevens
When is his birthday?
Wallace Stevens' birthday is on October 2, 1879.
In how many days is his birthday?
Wallace's birthday is in 250 days
How old was Wallace when he died?
He was 75 years old.
When did he die?
He died in August 2, 1955.
How old would he be today?
Wallace Stevens would be 142 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Wallace from?
He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S..
Wallace Stevens' Popularity
Wallace Stevens was a famous American poet, who was born on October 2, 1879. As a person born on this date, Wallace Stevens is listed in our database as the 57th most popular celebrity for the day (October 2) and the 11th most popular for the year (1879).
People born on October 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Wallace Stevens is the 1694th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Wallace Stevens' birthday, Wallace Stevens is the 11974th most famous American and ranks 5th in famous people born in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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