Sunday, 6 May 2012

Wallace Stevens 1879-1955

An American Modernist poet. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and spent most of his life working as a lawyer for the Hartford insurance company in Connecticut.

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Lowry mentions the Gulf of Tehuantepec (Lowry spells as Tehantapec) in 'In Le Havre'. This is one of the first mentions of Mexico in Lowry’s work and alludes to his reading of Wallace Stevens’s 1924 poem “Sea Surface Full of Clouds” set off Tehuantepec.

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