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The Collected Public Domain Poems of Wallace Stevens, Volume 1

Wallace Stevens

A collection of poems by Wallace Stevens published before 1923. Trained as a lawyer, within eleven years after these poems were written he was a vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut. He continued to pursue a quiet life of poetry and correspondence and for the remainder of his life nurtured his contemplative habit of observation and writing as he walked from home to work and back again. Few at Hartford knew of his world acclaim as a poet. While his major work is considered to have been written when he was much older, many of these early poems are firm classics in the American poetic canon, including: Anecdote of the Jar, The Emperor of Ice Cream, Peter Quince at the Clavier, Sunday Morning, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, and others. Stevens died of cancer in 1955, not long after receiving the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. All poems and recordings are in the public domain. This collection was recorded for LibriVox.org. (Summary by Alan Davis-Drake)

A collection of poems by Wallace Stevens published before 1923. Trained as a lawyer, within eleven years after these poems were written he was a vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut. He continued to pursue a quiet life of poetry and correspondence and for the remainder of his life nurtured his contemplative habit of observation and writing as he walked from home to work and back again. Few at Hartford knew of his world acclaim as a poet. While his major work is considered to have been written when he was much older, many of these early poems are firm classics in the American poetic canon, including: Anecdote of the Jar, The Emperor of Ice Cream, Peter Quince at the Clavier, Sunday Morning, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, and others. Stevens died of cancer in 1955, not long after receiving the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. All poems and recordings are in the public domain. This collection was recorded for LibriVox.org. (Summary by Alan Davis-Drake)
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A collection of poems by Wallace Stevens published before 1923. Trained as a lawyer, within eleven years after these poems were written he was a vice-president at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut. He continued to pursue a quiet life of poetry and correspondence and for the remainder of his life nurtured his contemplative habit of observation and writing as he walked from home to work and back again. Few at Hartford knew of his world acclaim as a poet. While his major work is considered to have been written when he was much older, many of these early poems are firm classics in the American poetic canon, including: Anecdote of the Jar, The Emperor of Ice Cream, Peter Quince at the Clavier, Sunday Morning, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, and others. Stevens died of cancer in 1955, not long after receiving the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. All poems and recordings are in the public domain. This collection was recorded for LibriVox.org. (Summary by Alan Davis-Drake)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:02