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MS Am 1333-1333.5

Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Wallace Stevens papers, 1917-1961: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1333-1333.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955.
Title: Wallace Stevens papers,
Date(s): 1917-1961.
Quantity: 1 collection (.33 linear feet (6 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts and correspondence of American poet Wallace Stevens.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

42M-294F-297F. Manuscripts presented by Wallace Stevens; received: 1942.
45M-3F. Manuscripts presented by Wallace Stevens; received: 1945.
51M-252F. Manuscripts transferred from the Woodberry Poetry Room; received: 1952.
55M-255. Manuscripts presented by Renato Poggioli; received: 1955.
61M-13. Manuscripts presented by L. Bancel La Farge, Henry A. LaFarge, and Benjamin La Farge; received: 1961.
65M-109. Manuscripts presented by José Rodríguez Feo; received: 1966.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Wallace Stevens Papers, 1917-1961 (MS Am 1333.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Stevens was an American poet.


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Scope and Contents

Consists of poems, essays, addresses, and correspondence. Includes the manuscript "Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction" and poems from Parts of a World (1942): an incomplete and unpublished section of "Examination of the Hero in a Time of War" and "Les Plus Belles Pages" with his commentary on it. Correspondence is with Renato Poggioli concerning problems arising from his Italian translations of Stevens' poems, 1953; with Bancel La Farge concerning the set designs for the play Carlos Among the Candles (including a manuscript of the play and a sketch by La Farge); and letters to José Rodríguez Feo, an editor of Origenes, a literary journal in Havana, Cuba, discussing western literature. Also includes addresses Stevens gave to colleges.

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