Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography by Carl Rollyson

By Carl Rollyson

The debatable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist crew that incorporated 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 struggle I. Maligned through T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed through 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 enormous quantities for her electrifying performances.

In truth, Lowell wrote a number of the most interesting love lyrics of the 20th century and led a whole and loving existence along with her consistent better half, the retired actress Ada Russell. She used to be 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, finally, is starting to have fun with the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural background. Drawing on newly came upon letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography eventually provides this vivid poet her due.

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