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Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive

Johnson, Alison

ISBN 10: 0967561949 / ISBN 13: 9780967561943
Published by Cumberland Press, Topsham, Maine, 2012
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"In this accessible biography filled with fascinating glimpses behind the routine of Wallace Steven's daily life, Alison Johnson helps readers to understand the man who was not only one of America's leading poets, but also the dean of surety bonds in the American insurance world and vice president at the Hardford. Alison Johnson's biography offers extensive insight into the creative processes of this prolific poet, who jotted down ideas and phrases for many of his poems as he walked the two-mile route between his home and his office in downtown Hartford. In her exploation of ther psychology of this private poet, Johnson delves into his great disappointment in the woman he married, examining three bitter poems he wrote about their failed relationship, poems he chose not to include in his books of poetry. Unwilling to divorce his wife, perhaps in part because of her emotional problems, Stevens nevertheless moved beyond his marital frustrations to focus upon the good in his life, finding joy not opnly in writing poetry, but also in nature, fine food, music, and art, as is clear in the memoprable passages Johnson chooses from Steven's voluminous, engaging, and witty correspondence." This book has 333 pages and is illustrated throughout. The book is a SIGNED PERESENTATION copy from the author, Alison Johnson. Overall, this is a FINE copy with FINE dust jacket of this EXTREMELY SCARCE title. Bookseller Inventory # 062675

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Title: Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and ...

Publisher: Cumberland Press, Topsham, Maine

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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In this accessible biography filled with fascinating glimpses behind the routine of Wallace Stevens's daily life, Alison Johnson helps readers to understand the man who was not only one of America's leading poets, but also the dean of surety bonds in the American insurance world and a vice president at The Hartford, one of America's leading insurance companies. This biography offers extensive insight into the creative processes of this prolific poet, who jotted down ideas and phrases for many of his poems as he walked the two-mile route between his home and his office in downtown Hartford. In her exploration of the psychology of this very private poet, Johnson delves into his great disappointment in the woman he married, examining three bitter poems he wrote about their failed relationship, poems he chose not to include in his books of poetry. Johnson explores the evidence that after his marriage deteriorated, Stevens included in several of his poems cryptic references to a woman he had loved before he met his wife. Although Stevens generally led a well-ordered and quiet life, Johnson also shows that it was not without an occasional surprising incident. She relates how the executive, whom colleagues remembered as a man who dressed and spoke in a formal manner, once started a fistfight with Ernest Hemingway in Key West. John N. Serio, former editor of the "Wallace Stevens Journal" and editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens," states in a back-cover endorsement to this biography that it will "reward both the well-seasoned aficionado and the novice. Those familiar with Stevens's life will enjoy the fine synthesis that Johnson presents as well as be challenged by some of her provocative analyses. Those unfamiliar with Stevens's life now have a compact and lively narrative of one of the most significant, yet mysterious, poets of the twentieth century."

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