Wallace Stevens papers
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent.33 linear feet (6 volumes)
"Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction"and poems from Parts of a World (1942): an incomplete and unpublished section of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.
Biographical / Historical
- fMS Am 1333: Notes towards a supreme fiction and other compositions
- fMS Am 1333.1: Correspondence with Renato Poggioli
- MS Am 1333.2: Correspondence with Bancel La Farge
- MS Am 1333.3: Description without a place
- MS Am 1333.4: Letters to José Rodríguez
- fMS Am 1333.5: Two or three ideas and letters to John Lincoln Sweeney
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
- Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Wallace Stevens papers, 1917-1961: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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