Collected Prose

Collected Prose

by Robert Lowell
     
 

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This is the first collection of Robert Lowell's poetry which reveals a writer of unmistakeable brilliance who has a profound insight into the human condition.

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This is the first collection of Robert Lowell's poetry which reveals a writer of unmistakeable brilliance who has a profound insight into the human condition.

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Library Journal
elcome collection of Lowell's prose is divided among his odd appreciations of poetic predecessors and contemporaries; a few general essays culled from his attempts at more formal criticism (``Art and Evil,'' etc.); and autobiographical material. Everything demonstrates the poet's intelligence, passion for literary history, and quirky balance between defensiveness and surety in his own powers, but the offerings in the first and third categories seem most valuable. Lowell's insights about specific poems and poets are almost always on the markilluminating, to the point, and rigorous without being ungenerouswhile the autobiographical sectionswhich flesh out Life Studies add a human gloss to the persona much more harshly projected in the poems themselves. An invaluable addition to Lowell's ouevre that should aerate and enhance the meanings of his poetrysurely the best of his generation. Earl Rovit, English Dept., City Coll., CUNY
From the Publisher
"This book demonstrates that Lowell exercised his own brand of literary appreciation with the freedom of a highly individual poet. Though he could be just as learned as the specialists, he was never academic or pedantic."—Robert Giroux, from his Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374522674
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Edition description:
REP
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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