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The contemplated spouse : the letters of Wallace Stevens to Elsie

Author: Wallace Stevens; Elsie Viola Kachel Moll Stevens; J Donald Blount
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Wallace Stevens; Elsie Viola Kachel Moll Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace Stevens; Elsie Viola Kachel Moll Stevens; J Donald Blount
ISBN: 1570032483 9781570032486
OCLC Number: 61131768
Description: xi, 430 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Courtship : July, 1904-November, 1908 --
Engagement : December, 1908-September, 1909 --
First years of marriage : New York, 1909-1916 --
Travel separation : Hartford, 1916-1923 --
Amassing harmony : 1924-1935.
Responsibility: edited by J. Donald Blount.
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Gathers together the 272 extant letters written by Wallace Stevens to Elsie Viola Kachel. Written over 25 years, the correspondence reflects Elsie's evolving relationship with Stevens, initially as  Read more...

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