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Wallace Stevens

Data de nascimento: 2. Outubro 1879
Data de falecimento: 2. Agosto 1955

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Wallace Stevens foi um poeta modernista norte-americano. Educado em Harvard e depois na New York Law School, trabalhou em uma companhia de seguros em Connecticut na maior parte de sua vida.

Seus poemas mais conhecidos incluem "Anedota de um jarro", "Desilusão das dez horas", "O Imperador do Sorvete", "A Ideia de Ordem em Key West", "Manhã de Domingo" e "Treze maneiras de olhar para um melro".

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„The world is ugly,
And the people are sad..“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p>That strange flower, the sun, Is just what you say. Have it your way.The world is ugly, And the people are sad..</p "Gubbinal"

„Perhaps
The truth depends on a walk around a lake“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p>Perhaps The truth depends on a walk around a lake,A composing as the body tires, a stop To see hepatica, a stop to watch A definition growing certain andA wait within that certainty, a rest In the swags of pine-trees bordering the lake. Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence</p

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„Out of nothing to have come on major weather,“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p>But to impose is not To discover. To discover an order as of A season, to discover summer and know it, To discover winter and know it well, to find Not to impose, not to have reasoned at all, Out of nothing to have come on major weather,It is possible, possible, possible. It must Be possible. It must be that in time The real will from its crude compoundings come,Seeming at first, a beast disgorged, unlike, Warmed by a desperate milk. To find the real, To be stripped of every fiction except one,The fiction of an absolute — Angel, Be silent in your luminous cloud and hear The luminous melody of proper sound.

„Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame.“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame. Take the moral law and make a nave of it And from the nave build haunted heaven. Thus, The conscience is converted into palms, Like windy citherns hankering for hymns. "A High-Toned Old Christian Woman" first published in The Dial No. 73 (July 1922)

„Am I not,
Myself, only half a figure of a sort,
A figure half seen, or seen for a moment, a man
Of the mind, an apparition appareled in
Apparels of such lightest look that a turn
Of my shoulders and quickly, too quickly, I am gone?“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: I am one of you and being one of you Is being and knowing what I am and know. Yet I am the necessary angel of earth, Since, in my sight, you see the earth again, Cleared of its stiff and stubborn, man-locked set And, in my hearing, you hear its tragic drone Rise liquidly in liquid lingerings, Like watery words awash; like meanings said By repetitions of half-meanings. Am I not, Myself, only half a figure of a sort, A figure half seen, or seen for a moment, a man Of the mind, an apparition appareled in Apparels of such lightest look that a turn Of my shoulders and quickly, too quickly, I am gone? "Angel Surrounded by Paysans" (1949)

„Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p>Perhaps The truth depends on a walk around a lake,A composing as the body tires, a stop To see hepatica, a stop to watch A definition growing certain andA wait within that certainty, a rest In the swags of pine-trees bordering the lake. Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence</p

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„Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates.“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress. "Two or Three Ideas" (1951); later published in Opus Posthumous (1959)

„We more than awaken, sit on the edge of sleep,
As on an elevation, and behold
The academies like structures in a mist.“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p>As a man and woman meet and love forthwith. Perhaps there are moments of awakening, Extreme, fortuitous, personal, in whichWe more than awaken, sit on the edge of sleep, As on an elevation, and behold The academies like structures in a mist.</p

„If there must be a god in the house, let him be one
That will not hear us when we speak: a coolness“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p> If there must be a god in the house, must be, Saying things in the room and on the stair,Let him move as the sunlight moves on the floor, Or moonlight, silently, as Plato's ghostOr Aristotle's skeleton. Let him hang out His stars on the wall. He must dwell quietly.He must be incapable of speaking, closed, As those are: as light, for all its motion, is;As color, even the closest to us, is; As shapes, though they portend us, are.It is the human that is the alien, The human that has no cousin in the moon.It is the human that demands his speech From beasts or from the incommunicable mass.If there must be a god in the house, let him be one That will not hear us when we speak: a coolnessA vermillioned nothingness, any stick of the mass Of which we are too distantly a part.</p "Less and Less Human, O Savage Spirit"

„Does not see these separate figures one by one,
And yet see only one“

—  Wallace Stevens
Context: p>What chieftain, walking by himself, crying Most miserable, most victorious,Does not see these separate figures one by one, And yet see only one, in his old coat, His slouching pantaloons, beyond the town,Looking for what was, where it used to be?</p

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