* Like poet Wallace Stevens
and composer Charles Ives, photographer Ronald Compton practiced an art form while becoming an executive of an insurance company.
The Jesuit, I submit, 'got it,' and unless that hard lesson of Proudhon's, now Gauchet's, is truly assimilated, then the sorts of confessions and disclaimers proffered by a Glynn sound - to me, anyway - like a dead person's insisting, "well, my finger nails are still growing." I, too, love the Hopkins line Neuhaus quoted (above), but I would suggest that Wallace Stevens
is a poet the modern believer might also profitably contemplate: "The final belief is to believe in a fiction which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing other." Joseph Schumpeter, the Harvard economist, put the thought with more prosaic eloquence: "To realize the relative validity of one's convictions and yet stand for them unflinchingly, is what distinguishes a civilized man from a barbarian."
wrote of "the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is." The Desert belongs to the latter, for in reality it is an abundance.
In Wallace Stevens
: A Spiritual Poet in a Secular Age (Paulist Press, 129 pages, $9.95 paper), author Charles M.
The poetry of Wallace Stevens
(1879-1955) has served as a continuing source of inspiration for American composers of art music since the middle of this century.
How disappointed I was at first, knowing that instead of teaching the poetic works of [Franz] Kafka and Wallace Stevens
I'd have to explain why the past tense of teach is not teached if the past tense of reach is reached.
Nietzsche stands in two kinds of relation to literary modernism: first, he figures as a significant influence upon a number of writers, including Wallace Stevens
Eliot appeared in Poetry (1915), as did the experimental poems of Wallace Stevens
, Marianne Moore, D.H.
In Wallace Stevens
and the Actual World, for instance, Alan Filreis has challenged the commonly accepted notion of Stevens as an abstracted, exceptionalist poet by positioning him in the cultural language of his times.
A classical scholar as well as a bird lover, Lembke balances appearances by Homer and Aristotle with the likes of Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens
, and Alfred Hitchcock, all of whom step forth to shed light on the origins of our bird lore.
The National Book Awards were presented for the following: fiction, A Fable by William Faulkner; nonfiction, The Measure of Man by Joseph Wood Krutch; poetry, The Selected Poems of Wallace Stevens
. A special citation was awarded to E.
Founded in 1940 and appearing quarterly until 1960, it gave as its aim from the beginning the "representative collection of the best creative and critical writing of our time, carefully balancing the work of established authors with that of comparative unknowns." It published the fiction of Thomas Mann, Katherine Anne Porter, Irwin Shaw, and Kay Boyle; the poetry of Horace Gregory, Wallace Stevens
, Conrad Aiken, and E.E.