Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography by Carl Rollyson PDF

By Carl Rollyson

The arguable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist crew that integrated D. H. Lawrence and H. D., excelled because the impresario for the “new poetry” that turned information around the U. S. within the years after international battle I. Maligned by means of T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed through Ezra Pound, Lowell has been handled through earlier biographers as an overweight, sex-starved, inferior poet who smoked cigars and made a spectacle of herself, canvassing the rustic on lecture excursions that drew crowds within the countless numbers for her electrifying performances.

In truth, Lowell wrote the various most interesting love lyrics of the 20th century and led a whole and loving existence together with her consistent spouse, the retired actress Ada Russell. She used to be offered the Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1926. This provocative new biography, the 1st in 40 years, restores Amy Lowell to her complete humanity in an period that, eventually, is starting to get pleasure from the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural background. Drawing on newly chanced on letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography eventually supplies this brilliant poet her due.

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