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By Carl Rollyson

ISBN-10: 1442223928

ISBN-13: 9781442223929

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 global conflict I. Maligned via T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed via Ezra Pound, Lowell has been taken care of by means of prior 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 a few of the most interesting love lyrics of the 20th century and led an entire and loving existence along with her consistent significant other, the retired actress Ada Russell. She was once presented 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, ultimately, is starting to delight in the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural historical past. Drawing on newly came across letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography eventually provides this brilliant poet her due.

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