My review of Paul Mariani's new biography of Wallace Stevens, The Whole Harmonium, has just been posted online and appears in the new issue of First Things magazine. From the article (click picture to visit the site):
"The Whole Harmonium tells the story of a man descended from the withering traditions of mainline Protestantism and seeking a replacement for lost belief. While much of his life and poetry find an adequate substitute in sensuous splendor, whether in “fire-fangled” lines of poetry or in the weather at Key West, these pleasures of the secular hedonist were, strangely enough, part of his gradual coming into the fold of the Catholic Church."
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