By Robert Lowell
'THE most sensible AMERICAN POET OF HIS GENERATION.' - TIME
Gathered at the get together of Robert Lowell's a hundredth birthday, New chosen Poems deals a clean and illuminating illustration of 1 of the good careers in twentieth-century poetry. The well known and arguable writer of many books of poems, performs, and translations, Lowell used to be one of many usa' such a lot honoured poets, profitable the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1947 and 1974, the nationwide booklet Award, and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award. His ongoing interrogation of his relatives legacy, his own fight with manic melancholy, and his mastery of the culture of poetry in English shaped the groundbreaking autobiographical starting place of Life Studies (1959) and the books that it, together with For the Union Dead (1964), Near the Ocean (1967), History (1973), and Day via Day (1977).
Katie Peterson's incisive number of Lowell's poems attracts realization to 'the perishability of lifestyles, its twinned caliber of fragility and repetition, as framed by way of the dependent evanescence of day-by-day consciousness.' Lowell's personal severe dramas and struggles are the substrate he drew on in his stressed seek to make feel of, and connect, shape-shifting adventure - now not his, yet ours. As Peterson says, Lowell used to be 'constitutionally resistant to any stultifying permanence both of shape or of spirit.' Her exceptional new interpreting of Lowell exhibits us his paintings continually breaking, renewing, reworking, as he strives restlessly, many times, to discover an elusive unity.
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'THE most sensible AMERICAN POET OF HIS new release. ' - TIMEGathered at the get together of Robert Lowell's one centesimal birthday, New chosen Poems bargains a clean and illuminating illustration of 1 of the nice careers in twentieth-century poetry. The popular and debatable writer of many books of poems, performs, and translations, Lowell was once one of many usa' such a lot honoured poets, successful the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1947 and 1974, the nationwide ebook Award, and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award.
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New Selected Poems by Robert Lowell