Wallace Stevens: . The early years, 1879-1923

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Beech Tree Books, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 591 pages
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The first volume of a two-volume biography, this study draws on the poet's letters and journals, interviews with his friends and colleagues, and his poetry to explore his life and the experiences he transformed into poetry of a rare and haunting beauty

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Like all skilled biographers, Richardson dramatizes the essential pattern in her subject's lifehere, Stevens's tendency to accommodate himself to the pressures of family life and thus to learn to ... Read full review

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The time has long been ripe for a complete biography of Stevens. The author of this attempt says that the poet "took on for me the roles of father, teacher, lover. . . . I have questioned whether I ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Joan Richardson is Professor of English, Comparative Literature and American Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY.