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Wallace Stevens

Fecha de nacimiento: 2. Octubre 1879
Fecha de muerte: 2. Agosto 1955

Wallace Stevens fue un poeta estadounidense, adscrito, como T. S. Eliot, a la corriente vanguardista en lengua inglesa.

Trabajó toda su vida como abogado de compañías de seguros. En 1955 obtuvo el Premio Pulitzer de Literatura.

Frases Wallace Stevens

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

—  Wallace Stevens, libro Harmonium

"Gubbinal"
Harmonium (1923)
Contexto: 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

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

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: 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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„Being the lion in the lute
Before the lion locked in stone.“

—  Wallace Stevens

The Man With the Blue Guitar (1937)
Contexto: That I may reduce the monster to
Myself, and then may be myself
In face of the monster, be more than part
Of it, more than the monstrous player of
One of its monstrous lutes, not be
Alone, but reduce the monster and be,
Two things, the two together as one,
And play of the monster and of myself,
Or better not of myself at all,
But of that as its intelligence,
Being the lion in the lute
Before the lion locked in stone.

„Perhaps there are times of inherent excellence“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: 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

„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

"Angel Surrounded by Paysans" (1949)
Contexto: 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?

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

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Give Pleasure
Contexto: 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.

„Beyond which fact could not progress as fact.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Give Pleasure
Variante: Beyond which thought could not progress as thought.
Contexto: The nothingness was a nakedness, a point,Beyond which fact could not progress as fact.
Thereon the learning of the man conceived
Once more night’s pale illuminations, goldBeneath, far underneath, the surface of
His eye and audible in the mountain of
His ear, the very material of his mind.</p

„Bethou me, said sparrow, to the crackled blade“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Change
Contexto: Bethou me, said sparrow, to the crackled blade,
And you, and you, bethou me as you blow,
When in my coppice you behold me be.

„There was a muddy centre before we breathed.
There was a myth before the myth began,
Venerable and articulate and complete.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Be Abstract
Contexto: p>The clouds preceded us.There was a muddy centre before we breathed.
There was a myth before the myth began,
Venerable and articulate and complete.From this the poem springs: that we live in a place
That is not our own and, much more, not ourselves
And hard it is in spite of blazoned days.</p

„This warmth is for lovers at last accomplishing
Their love, this beginning, not resuming, this
Booming and booming of the new-come bee.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (1942), It Must Change
Contexto: Should there be a question of returning or
Of death in memory’s dream? Is spring a sleep?This warmth is for lovers at last accomplishing
Their love, this beginning, not resuming, this
Booming and booming of the new-come bee.

„Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.“

—  Wallace Stevens

Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915)
Contexto: Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.
So evenings die, in their green going,
A wave, interminably flowing.
So gardens die, their meek breath scenting
The cowl of winter, done repenting.
So maidens die, to the auroral
Celebration of a maiden's choral.

„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“

—  Wallace Stevens

"Angel Surrounded by Paysans" (1949)
Contexto: 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?

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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