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Modernist poet known for such poetry collections as The Auroras of Autumn and Harmonium and for such individual poems as “The Emperor of Ice-Cream,” “Anecdote of the Jar,” and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955.
After taking classes at Harvard, he graduated from the New York Law School. He did not start publishing poetry until he was thirty-five years old.
He once got into a fist fight with author Ernest Hemingway.
How did Wallace Stevens die?
On August 2, 1955, the great American poet Wallace Stevens died at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was 75 and had stomach cancer. He had won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry that same year and had been an insurance executive at The Hartford for decades.
|Cause of death||Stomach Cancer|
|Age of death||75 years|
|Birthday||October 2, 1879|
|Death date||August 2, 1955|
|Place of death||Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Money is a kind of poetry."Wallace Stevens
"The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream."Wallace Stevens
"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."Wallace Stevens
"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself."Wallace Stevens
"The genuine artist is never 'true to life.' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life."Wallace Stevens