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From the Archive: Wallace Stevens Letter

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October 01, 2015

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In this letter written by American master Wallace Stevens, dated November 17, 1947, and written to our founder Marie Bullock, Stevens declines a dinner invitation, “pressing back against the pressure of reality," to borrow his famous phrase about the important function of the imagination. As he puts it: “the trouble about accommodations is forbidding.”