The Emperor of Ice-Cream and Other Poems
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Emperor of Ice-Cream and Other Poems by Wallace Stevens
Book DescriptionAn insurance company executive with a law degree, Wallace Stevens (1879 1951) lived an outwardly conventional life but composed highly original and exotic works of verse. One of America's most important twentieth-century poets, Stevens forever changed the landscape of modern poetry with his provocative, experimental style.This first-rate collection by the winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for poetry invites students and other readers to enjoy the richness and variety found in 82 of Stevens's finest creations. Included are such well-known compositions as "Sunday Morning," "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock," "Anecdote of the Jar," "Peter Quince at the Clavier," "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," and the title piece the author's favorite as well as lesser known yet equally stimulating works such as "The Florist Wears Knee-Breeches" and "The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad."Invaluable to students of American literature, this volume will be an indispensable treasury for lovers of modern poetry."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486440774
Paperback / softback
(221mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Wallace Stevens
Collected Poems, Paperback / softback (August 2015)
Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1954.
Wallace Stevens: Selected Poems, Paperback / softback (February 2011)
The first new selection of this acclaimed poet s work in nearly twenty years now in paperback is a rich reminder to poetry readers of his lasting contribution and his unending ability to puzzle, fascinate, and delight us."
Selected Poems, Paperback (August 2010)
Wallace Stevens is for many readers the supreme poet of twentieth century America, his voice combining meditative speculation with what he called 'the essential gaudiness of poetry'. This book represents the range of his acheievement, from the lyrical inventions of Harmonium to the pondered large-scale and crafted masterpieces of his middle years.
Harmonium, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by Wallace Stevens
Wallace's best poems, contained within this collection, have been described as the work of "someone sympathetic, magnanimous, brightly and deeply intelligent."
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Author Biography - Wallace Stevens
An executive with a Hartford, Connecticut-based insurance company, modernist poet Wallace Stevens (18791955) published his first poems at the age of 35 and wrote most of his major works when he was well into his 50s. A poet of ideas, he explored the nature of reality and the power of the imagination."
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