RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61131768 LA English T1 The contemplated spouse : the letters of Wallace Stevens to Elsie A1 Stevens, Wallace,, Stevens, Elsie Viola Kachel Moll,, Blount, J. Donald,, PB University of South Carolina Press PP Columbia YR 2006 SN 1570032483 9781570032486 AB "The Contemplated Spouse gathers in a single volume the 272 extant letters written by Wallace Stevens to the woman with whom he shared his life, Elsie Viola Kachel. Written over the span of twenty-five years, the correspondence reflects Elsie's evolving relationship with Stevens, initially as his dear friend, then as his fiancee, and later as his wife. Taken collectively, these personal letters from one of America's most important poets reveal aspects of Stevens's personality that his poetry discloses more obliquely. Most significant, they demonstrate Stevens's devotion to his wife through years of an uneven and often distant partnership."--BOOK JACKET.