Robert Lowell : essays on the poetry

Format: Print Book 1986
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3523.O89 Z855 1986
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3523.O89 Z855 1986
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Lowell'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.

Additional Information
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Subjects Lowell, Robert, -- 1917-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Publisher Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,1986
Contributors Axelrod, Steven Gould, 1944- editor.
Deese, Helen, editor.
Language English
Description xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-261) and index.
ISBN 0521308720
9780521308724
0521378036 (pbk.)
9780521378031 (pbk.)
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