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Wallace Stevens, one of the premier poets of the twentieth century, was a spiritual searcher all his life, a man who used the intricate areas and patterns of poetry to reflect on the God who seemed so distant and so close. In this fascinating new book Charles Murphy uses the poems of Wallace Stevens as the map which provides clues to the spiritual search of this very private man.
After giving a sketch of the poet's life, Murphy devotes chapters to Stevens' early poetry of the earth and later poetry of the soul. He then offers Stevens as a rich and inspiring example: "How Stevens managed to cultivate a rich inner life and live his life on a reflective plane that transcended office and domestic routines makes him very relevant for us", maintains Murphy.
Following this is a selection of poems from Stevens body of work. While there are many works on the life and art of Wallace Stevens, this one explores specifically the spiritual aspects and development of his poetic works. Gracefully written and brimming with insight, it will interest not only Stevens fans and lovers of poetry in general, but also those intrigued by the interface between religion and art.