The Auroras of Autumn
|Publisher||Alfred A. Knopf|
|Preceded by||Transport to Summer|
|Followed by||Collected Poems|
The Auroras of Autumn is a 1950 book of poetry by Wallace Stevens. It features the 1948 Stevens poem of the same name, whose title refers to the Aurora Borealis, or the "Northern Lights", in the fall. The book collects 32 Stevens poems written between 1947 and 1950, and was his last collection before his 1954 Collected Poems.
"The Auroras of Autumn" is a 240-line poem divided into ten sections of 24 lines each. It is considered one of Stevens' more challenging and "difficult" works, and a classic example of the English Romantic tradition.
- "The Auroras of Autumn (Masterplots II: Poetry, Revised Edition)". eNotes.com. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
- Cook, Eleanor. A Reader's Guide to Wallace Stevens (Princeton University Press, 2007), p. 237.
- Unsworth, John. "An Echo of Baudelaire in 'The Auroras of Autumn'," American Literature vol. 60, #1 (Mar. 1988).
- Finch, Annie (October 28, 2009). "The Poetry of Autumn: Forget spring. Fall is the season for poetry,". Poetry Foundation.
- Bloom, Harold (1980). Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate. Cornell University Press..
- "National Book Awards – 1951". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
(With acceptance speech by Stevens and essay by Katie Peterson from the Awards 60-year anniversary publication.)
- Beckett, Lucy. Wallace Stevens (Cambridge University Press, 1974).
- Review of The Auroras of Autumn in The New York Times (September 10, 1950)
- Guest lecture focusing on the poem The Auroras of Autumn (part of Open Yale Courses).
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