Robert Lowell : essays on the poetry
|Format:||Print Book 1986|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
The twelve essays in this volume, by many of the most distinguished scholars in the field, offer a chronological review of Lowell's career as a poet. The book includes pieces on major works such as Lord Weary's Castle, Life Studies, For the Union Dead, "Skunk Hour", Notebook, the sonnets of 1969-73 as well as four essays devoted to Lowell's last complete and often neglected work, Day by Day. Essential reading for those interested in the writer who dominated post World War II poetry, the book will appeal to students of American literature and to more general readers as well. The divergent and controversial voices in these essays testify to radical disparities among Lowell's "endless experiments" and to the complexity and endurance of his work.
ContentsLowell's living name : an introduction / Steven Gould Axelrod
Grief and nothingness : loss and mourning in Lowell's poetry / Jay Martin
Reign of the kingfisher : Robert Lowell's prophetic poetry / Albert Gelpi
Mephistophilis in Maine : rereading "Skunk hour" / Sandra M. Gilbert
Freud and the skunks : genre and language in Life studies / Lawrence Kramer
Poètes maudits of the genteel tradition : Lowell and Berryman / Marjorie Perloff
Notebook 1967-68 : writing the process poem / Alex Calder
Illegible Lowell (the late volumes) / Calvin Bedient
Going back, going down, breaking : Day by day / Alan Holder
Lowell and the visual arts / Helen Deese
Day by day : his end game / A. Kingsley Weatherhead
"Prose or this" : what Lowell made of a diminished thing / George McFadden.
|Series||Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.|
-- Criticism and interpretation.
|Publisher|| Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,1986
Axelrod, Steven Gould,
Deese, Helen, editor.
xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-261) and index.