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Collected poems

Author: Robert Lowell; Frank Bidart; David Gewanter
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled the definitive edition of Lowell's work, from his first, impossible-to-find collection, Land of Unlikeness, to the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle, winner of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize; to the brilliant willfulness of his versions of poems by Sappho, Baudelaire, Rilke, Montale, and other masters in Imitations; to the late spontaneity of The Dolphin, winner of another  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lowell; Frank Bidart; David Gewanter
ISBN: 0374125538 9780374125530 0374126178 9780374126179
OCLC Number: 34598093
Description: xvii, 1186 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: "You didn't write, you rewrote" --
Note on the text --
Lord Weary's Castle (1946) --
The Mills of the Kavanaughs (1951) --
Life Studies (1959) --
Imitations (1961) --
For the Union Dead (1964) --
Near the Ocean (1967) --
History (1973) --
For Lizzie and Harriet (1973) --
The Dolphin (1973) --
Day by Day (1977) --
Last poems (1977) --
Appendices --
Index of titles.
Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: Robert Lowell ; edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter ; with the editorial assistance of DeSales Harrison.

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"Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled the definitive edition of Lowell's work, from his first, impossible-to-find collection, Land of Unlikeness, to the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle, winner of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize; to the brilliant willfulness of his versions of poems by Sappho, Baudelaire, Rilke, Montale, and other masters in Imitations; to the late spontaneity of The Dolphin, winner of another Pulitzer Prize; to his last, most searching book, Day by Day. This volume also includes poems and translations never previously collected, and a selection of drafts that demonstrate the poet's constant drive to reimagine his work. Frank Bidart has contributed an introduction and an afterword that discuss Lowell's idiosyncratic approach to poem-making. The book includes voluminous notes and a glossary of important names."--Jacket.

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