Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
The drama 1906 God of Vengeance (Got fun nekome) takes place in a Jewish brothel and includes Jewish prostitutes, lesbians, and throwing of the Torah across the stage. The play was translated into about a dozen languages and was very controversial. It was hailed as artistic and beautiful but also as immoral and misrepresenting Jewish traditions.
In 1936 Mr. Stevens broke his hand while punching the jaw of one Ernest Hemingway.