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Wallace Stevens

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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 special 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)... Read More

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August 18, 2015
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The Collected Poems
The Corrected Edition
Written by Wallace Stevens
Edited by John N. Serio and Christopher Beyers


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 18, 2015
Price: $18.95

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The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $18.95

This definitive poetry collection, originally published in 1954 to honor Stevens on his 75th birthday, contains:


Harmonium
Ideas of Order
The Man With the Blue Guitar
Parts of the World
Transport Summer
The Auroras of Autumn
The Rock Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $16.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Necessary Angel
Essays on Reality and the Imagination
Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1965
Price: $12.00

"...the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes delisquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft."--Perspective--USA

"It is a rare pleasure to breathe the atmosphere of confidence and wholeness which distinguishes the world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Necessary Angel
Essays on Reality and the Imagination
Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $8.99

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Opus Posthumous
Poems, Plays, Prose
Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $19.00

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Opus Posthumous
Poems, Plays, Prose
Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $16.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Palm at the End of the Mind
Selected Poems and a Play
Written by Wallace Stevens
Edited by Holly Stevens


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $15.99

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The Palm at the End of the Mind
Selected Poems and a Play
Written by Wallace Stevens
Edited by Holly Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 1990
Price: $16.95

"The Palm at the End of the Mind superbly edited by Holly Stevens, will be the definitive text for students and readers of Wallace Stevens for several decades. Unlike earlier selected volumes, it gives all the major long poems and sequences, and every shorter poem of lasting value. Its arrangement in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Selected Poems

Written by Wallace Stevens
Edited by John N. Serio


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $18.95

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.

“This new book makes a real contribution. It is wonderful to see the poems printed one to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Selected Poems

Written by Wallace Stevens
Edited by John N. Serio


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $30.00

A beautiful new edition—the first in nearly twenty years—of the work of Wallace Stevens, a founding father of contemporary American poetry, with a dazzling range of work that is at once emotional and intellectual. As John N. Serio reminds us in his elegant introduction, Stevens has written more persuasively than any... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Selected Poems

Written by Wallace Stevens
Edited by John N. Serio


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Stevens: Poems

Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $14.95

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition contains a selection, chosen by Helen Vendler, of over sixty of Stevens's poems, revealing with renewed force his status as our supreme acrobat of the imagination. Read more >
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