Title TYPED APHORISM, UNSIGNED AND UNDATED.
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher Hartford (?)
Seller ID 3897
1 page, Wallace Stevens typed aphorism attributed to Horace Bushnell: "Life is always insipid to those who have no great work in hand to elevate the feeling". This aphorism is incised in the limestone and beige marble wall in the lobby of the Horace Bushnell Auditorium, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut. Presumably, Wallace Stevens saw it written there and took note of it, passing it on to his secretary at The Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company to be typed for him. This note sheet was recently discovered in the far reaches of Stevens' mahogany secretary. This from Brazeau's "Parts of a World": "One acquaintance says Stevens jotted down poetry on his long walks home, and Stevens told another acquaintance, John Gruen - who set some of the poems to music - ''You see, I actually bring my poetry to work and my secretary types them up for me. It's my way of being disloyal. '' In this case, it was Bushnell's Aphorism that was typed for him by his secretary at the Hartford. This typed note sheet measures 4" x 5 3/4" and has no tears and no stains. Provenance: Wallace Stevens>Elsie Stevens>Holly Stevens. A letter of authentication will be provided to the buyer. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 1 pages