YA-- A scholarly text for use by both students and teachers. It is an excellent book for students who are researching a particular work by Lowell, as well as for those looking for a single source which houses the concensus of scholarly opinion of and on the works. Hobsbaum's credentials are impressive, and it is clear that he has done the research to support his case for the poems. Furthermore, the text is one which lends itself to casual, uninstructed use. An index of works and a fine bibliography make this an easy source, primary or secondary, for one who requires some insight or second opinion on the works of this foremost poet.-- George F. Hawkins, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.