A Final Seriousness: Wallace Stevens' Late Poems Revisited
|When||November 02, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm|
|Where||Swift Hall, Room 106|
|Contact Information||Lumen Christi Institute|
|Description||ABOUT The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens by Paul Mariani |
A perceptive, enlightening biography of one the most important American poets of the twentieth century—Wallace Stevens—as seen through his lifelong quest to find and describe the sublime in the human experience.
Wallace Stevens lived a richly imaginative life that found expression in his poetry. His philosophical questioning, spiritual depth, and brilliantly inventive use of language would be profound influences on poets as diverse as William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Ashbery. The Whole Harmonium presents Stevens within the living context of his times, as well as the creator of a poetry which has had a profound and lasting impact on the modern imagination itself.
Paul Mariani is the University Professor of English at Boston College. He was formerly Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught from 1968 until 2000. Mariani is the author of seven poetry collections and numerous books of prose, including Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius and God and the Imagination: On Poets, Poetry, and the Ineffable as well as biographies of Hart Crane, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, William Carlos Williams, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Wallace Stevens. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2009 he received the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.
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