Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography by Carl Rollyson

By Carl Rollyson

The arguable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist staff that integrated D. H. Lawrence and H. D., excelled because the impresario for the “new poetry” that grew to become information around the U. S. within the years after international warfare I. Maligned by means of T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed via Ezra Pound, Lowell has been handled by way of past 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 1000's for her electrifying performances.

In truth, Lowell wrote many of the most interesting love lyrics of the 20th century and led an entire and loving existence along with her consistent better half, the retired actress Ada Russell. She was once provided 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 commencing to enjoy the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural historical past. Drawing on newly chanced on letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography eventually provides this brilliant poet her due.

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