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Collected Poems by Robert Lowell

Collected Poems (2003)

by Robert Lowell

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Lowell pushed into my head without any kind of politeness, without hesitation, and he has stuck like a burr ever since. I love his work, from Lord |Weary onwards. It was 1962 when I picked up a paperback Faber edition and found myself overwhelmed by the directness of his work. Farrar Strauss Giroux eventually got around to compiling his collected works years after Lowell died, but I thank them for it. It is worth the wait, and I reckon this great writer has immotality in his wonderful work. But who the hell knows? I could be entirely wrong.... ( )
  kettle666 | Oct 1, 2007 |
This is a huge, academically satisfying volume with biographical notes, errata, reams of footnotes to identify every reference, image, and allegory, and, parenthetically, all the poetry of this very important American poet and man of letters. Valuable and complete. ( )
  abirdman | Jul 4, 2007 |
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Lowell, Robertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bidart, FrankEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eisenstaedt, AlfredPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gewanter, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison DeSalessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lippincott, Jonathan D.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374126178, Hardcover)

For the first time, the collected poems of America's preeminent postwar poet

Edmund Wilson wrote of Robert Lowell that he was the "only recent American poet--if you don't count Eliot--who writes successfully in the language and cadence and rhyme of the resounding English tradition."
Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled a definitive edition of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, to the brilliant willfulness of his Imitations of Sappho, Baudelaire, Rilke, and other masters, to the late spontaneity of his History, winner of another Pulitzer, and of his last book of poems, Day by Day. The book will also include several poems never previously collected, as well as a selection of Lowell's intriguing drafts.

As poet and critic Randall Jarrell said, "You feel before reading any new poem of his the uneasy expectation of perhaps encountering a masterpiece."
Lowell's Collected Poems will offer the first opportunity to view the entire range of his astonishing verse.

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Presents all of American poet Robert Lowell's collections, from 1944's "Land of Unlikeness" to 1977's "Day by Day," along with previously uncollected poems and translations, drafts, explanatory notes, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and a glossary of important names.… (more)

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