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The Snow Man

The Snow Man


by Wallace Stevens

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

In talking about the weather in Florida and Cuba, Stevens said that "you live with your senses more than when you live in a cold place." Given how much fodder the cold weather has provided for him in this poem, we think he's being a bit unfair. (Source.)

Despite his crazy-intellectual poems and wonderful imagination, on paper, Stevens was quite the average dude. Lawyer, Hartfordian, insurance executive, father of one—not exactly avant garde. (Source.)

Rumor has it that a fight between Hemingway and Stevens in Key West, Florida came to blows. But you know what they say about rumors. (Source.)

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