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Yet not too like, yet not so like to be

Too near, too clear, saving a little to endow

Our feigning with the strange unlike, whence springs

The difference that heavenly pity brings.

--Wallace Stevens,  "To the One of Fictive Music"


Wallace Stevens

Created and Maintained by

David Lavery, English Department,

Middle Tennessee State University

The Wallace Stevens

 Readers Guide

Ronald Sukenick's Musing the Obscure


The Genius of the Sea: Wallace Stevens' "The Idea of Order at Key West," Stanislaw Lem's Solaris, and the Earth as Muse

Imagination and Insurance: Wallace Stevens and Benjamin Whorf at the Hartford

"In  a Single Man Contained": Wallace Stevens as an Autobiographical Poet

The More Than Rational Distortion in the Poetry of Wallace Sevens