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Wallace Stevens: A Spiritual Poet in a Secular Age
Wallace Stevens, one of the premier poets of the twentieth century, was a spiritual searcher all his life, a man who used the intricate areas and patterns of poetry to reflect on the God who seemed so distant and so close. In this fascinating new book Charles Murphy uses the poems of Wallace Stevens as the map which provides clues to the spiritual search of this very priva ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Paulist Press
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Somone had left this book behind on the sale shelves at Powells and I thought "what an interesting and lucky find!" Unfortunately, I began reading it and found the author was a Catholic who assumed Stevens' spirituality meant God, with a capital G, when in fact there is a bunch of doubt about his 11th hour deathbed conversion. I found this book very redctive and so didn't really read it at all to be honest. I did scan the whole thing and did find a few interesting anecdotes about his life and so ...more