".......... On the other hand, the young woman from Norway was one of the anointed. She is the real thing all the way through. Her whole life seems to be devoted to poetry. This is a view that we don't often have over here. We are wrong. When the Norwegian was here I asked her to read some of her things in hat own language. While her words meant nothing at all, the definiteness of the sounds and the expression of her feeling in the sounds showed how completely she was a poet......". Den Norske lyriker som Wallace Stevens mot alter i sitt brev, er Astrid Hjertenæs Andersen.