The Whole Harmonium

The Whole Harmonium

The Life of Wallace Stevens

Book - 2016 | First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition
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"A perceptive, insightful biography of perhaps the most important American poet of the twentieth century, Wallace Stevens, by an accomplished biographer and poet who traces Stevens's lifelong artistic quest"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: The heaven of an old home: 1879-1897
Harvard: 1897-1900
Starting out: 1900-1903
Two versions of the American sublime: 1903-1906
Wingèd victory: 1907-1913
An explosion in a shingle factory: 1913-1916
The eye of the blackbird: 1916-1918
Hartford on the harmonium: 1919-1921
The comedian as the letter C: 1921-1923
A baby among us: 1923-1934
The idea of order at Key West: 1934-1936
The man with the blue guitar: 1936-1937
The noble rider and the sound of words: 1938-1941
The son restores the father: 1941-1945
Farewell to an idea: 1944-1947
The eye's plain version: 1948-1949
The obscurity of an order: 1950-1951
A new knowledge of reality: 1952-1954
A final seriousness: 1954-1955
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Edition: First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: B S8467ma
Characteristics: 481 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Life of Wallace Stevens
ISBN: 9781451624373


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