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Analysis and comments on The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm by Wallace Stevens

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 1st, 2006 at 12:15 PM.

Knopf's 1997 edition of Stevens' Collected Poems Of... p. 358: 4th stanza,
1st line:
"Wanted to lean, wanted much most to be"

The same in Vintage 1990 edition: the Palm At The End Of The Mind, p. 279.

When googling this poem, I found the word "most" omitted from that line:
http://www.filg.uj.edu.pl/ifa/przeklad/wshusorg.html
http://www.repeatafterus.com/title.php?i=4700
http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/Wallace-Stevens/1023
http://plagiarist.com/poetry/1024/
http://www.eliteskills.com/c/12886 etc.

Is this just a lot of people's sloppy typing, or did Stevens re-do that
line somewhere? Any insight? Thank you.




Craig Czury from United States

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Poet: Wallace Stevens
Poem: The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jan 23 2006


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