By Carl Rollyson
The arguable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist crew that integrated D. H. Lawrence and H. D., excelled because the impresario for the "new poetry" that turned information around the U. S. within the years after global conflict I. Maligned by means of T. S. Eliot because the "demon saleswoman" of poetry, and ridiculed by way of Ezra Pound, Lowell has been taken care of by means of earlier 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 number of the most interesting love lyrics of the twentieth century and led a whole and loving existence along with her consistent spouse, the retired actress Ada Russell. She used to be 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, finally, is commencing to delight in the contributions of gays and lesbians to American's cultural background. Drawing on newly chanced on letters and papers, Rollyson's biography eventually offers this brilliant poet her due.
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Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography by Carl Rollyson