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Lowell, Robert 1917-1977

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Works: 1,007 works in 2,347 publications in 6 languages and 103,399 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Records and correspondence  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biography  History  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Performer, Librettist, Other, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Speaker, Adapter, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3523.O89, 811.52
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Selected poems by Robert Lowell( Book )
48 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 3,049 libraries worldwide
More than two hundred poems from Lowell's previously published volumes provide a comprehensive view of his work to date
Life studies by Robert Lowell( Book )
86 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,804 libraries worldwide
Robert Lowell, with Elizabeth Bishop, stands apart as the greatest American poet of the latter half of the twentieth century--and Life Studies and For the Union Dead stand as among his most important volumes. In Life Studies, which was first published in 1959, Lowell moved away from the formality of his earlier poems and started writing in a more confessional vein. The title poem of For the Union Dead concerns the death of the Civil War hero (and Lowell ancestor) Robert Gould Shaw, but it also largely centers on the contrast between Boston's idealistic past and its debased present at the time of its writing, in the early 1960's. Throughout, Lowell addresses contemporaneous subjects in a voice and style that themselves push beyond the accepted forms and constraints of the time
For the Union dead by Robert Lowell( Book )
60 editions published between 1956 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
Selected poems about the problems of modern life, inspired by historical sights or impressions of existence throughout the world
The Old Glory by Robert Lowell( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,970 libraries worldwide
Based on stories and sketches by Nathaniel Hawthorne, on Thomas Morton's New Canaan, and on Herman Melville's Benito Cereno
Near the ocean; [poems] by Robert Lowell( Book )
43 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,922 libraries worldwide
Day by day by Robert Lowell( Book )
21 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 libraries worldwide
A collection of sixty-three of Lowell's poems, with an appendix of three translations
The collected prose by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
This vast collection of Robert Lowell's uniformly vigorous and well-written essays, which first appeared in 1987, was edited and introduced by Robert Giroux, his longtime editor and friend. Ranging chronologically from a student paper on the "Iliad that Lowell composed in 1935 to the unfinished essay, "New England and Further," on which he was working when he died in 1977, "Collected Prose is a telling and fascinating compendium of the ideas, arguments, and opinions of one of modernity's most important poets. With many critical writings and book reviews concerning all manner of poets old and new (from Vergil and Ovid to Frost and Stevens, from Hopkins and "Epics" to Bishop and Plath) as well as recently discovered autobiograpical writings, two extended interviews, and learned yet approachable musings on everything from the Gettyburg Address to the art and craft of translation, this prose ominbus is must-reading for all students and scholars of twentieth-century American literature
Collected poems by Robert Lowell( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,560 libraries worldwide
"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
Imitations by Robert Lowell( Book )
79 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Imitations is, so far as I know, the only book of its kind in literature. . . Lowell, who has used material from a variety of other writers, from Homer to Pasternak, has produced a volume of verse. . . which is really [his own] original sequence. --Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker
The dolphin by Robert Lowell( Book )
21 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
Provides a poetic commentary on the illusions and realities of life and love
Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 by Robert Lowell( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Critical essays about Jarrell's poetry, his personal memoirs, and poems about him by admirers
Prometheus bound by Robert Lowell( Book )
29 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
The Yale School of Drama presents Robert Lowell's adaptation of Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound," directed by Jonathan Miller, with Kenneth Haigh, Irene Worth and Laurinda Barrett, Clayton Corbin, David Hurst, Ron Leibman, Ev Lunning, Joan Pape, Brett Prentiss, Joan Weisberg, sets and costumes by Michael Annals, lighting by Phil Dixson
History by Robert Lowell( Book )
21 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
"About 80 of the poems in History are new," writes Mr. Lowell, "the rest are taken from my last published poem, Notebook begun six years ago. All the poems have been changed, some heavily. I have plotted. My old title, Notebook, was more accurate than I wished, i.e. my composition was jumbled. I hope this jumble or jungle is cleared--that I have cut the waste marble from the figure."--Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Notebook 1967-68 by Robert Lowell( Book )
36 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
Throughout {these poems} burns a passionate intelligence, a conscience, which the reader feels is trustworthy. --William Meredith, The New York Times Book Review. {Lowell} appears in Notebook as a very subtle man, unashamedly intelligent, well read and alert, whose poems are at once delicate and piercing. --A. Alvarez, The Observer
For Lizzie and Harriet by Robert Lowell( Book )
24 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
"In another order, in other versions," Mr. Lowell writes, "all the poems in this book appeared in my last published poem, Notebook."--Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The mills of the Kavanaughs. [Poems by Robert Lowell( Book )
14 editions published between 1951 and 1965 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Words in air : the complete correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 893 libraries worldwide
"The candid, affectionate, complex, and loving friendship of two American poets is recorded in letters written over three decades, collected here for the first time in their entirely."--[book cover]
Phaedra and Figaro: Racine's Phèdre by Jean Racine( Book )
6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Becoming a poet : Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"Becoming a poet traces the evolution of Elizabeth Bishop's poetic career through her friendships with other poets, notably Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Published in 1989 following critic David Kalstone's death, with the help of a number of his friends and colleagues, it was greeted with uniformly enthusiastic praise. Hailed at that time as "one of the most sensitive appreciations of Elizabeth Bishop's genius ever composed" and "a first-rate piece of criticism" and "a masterpiece of understanding about friendship and about poetry," it has been largely unavailable in recent years."--Jacket
The poetic themes of Robert Lowell by Jerome Mazzaro( Book )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lowell, R.
Lowell, R. 1917-1977
Lowell, Robert Traill Spence
Lowell, Robert Traill Spence 1917-1977 Junior
Lowell, Robert Traill Spence, jr., 1917-1977
Lowell, Robert Traill Spence Junior 1917-1977
Robert Louell
Robert Lowell Amerikaans auteur
Robert Lowell amerikansk poet
Robert Lowell amerykański poeta
Robert Lowell poeta statunitense
Robert Lowell US-amerikanischer Dichter
Robertus Lowell
Ρόμπερτ Λόουελλ
Лоуэлл, Роберт американский поэт, драматург и литературный критик
Роберт Лоуелл
رابرت لاول شاعر آمریکایی
राबर्ट लावेल
로우얼, 로버트 1917-1977
로월, 로버트 1917-1977
로웰, R. 1917-1977
로웰, 로버트 1917-1977
ロウエル, ロバート
ロバート・ローウェル
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English (618)
French (4)
Italian (2)
Hungarian (2)
Danish (1)
Polish (1)
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