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Synopsis: For the first time, the collected poems of America's preeminent postwar poet
Edmund Wilson wrote of Robert Lowell that he was the "only recent American poet--if you don't count Eliot--who writes successfully in the language and cadence and rhyme of the resounding English tradition."
Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled a definitive edition of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, to the brilliant willfulness of his Imitations of Sappho, Baudelaire, Rilke, and other masters, to the late spontaneity of his History, winner of another Pulitzer, and of his last book of poems, Day by Day. The book will also include several poems never previously collected, as well as a selection of Lowell's intriguing drafts.
As poet and critic Randall Jarrell said, "You feel before reading any new poem of his the uneasy expectation of perhaps encountering a masterpiece."
Lowell's Collected Poems will offer the first opportunity to view the entire range of his astonishing verse.
About the Author:
Robert Lowell (1917-77) was the renowned and controversial author of many books of poetry, including Day by Day, The Dolphin, and History. FSG also published his Collected Prose in 1987.
Title: Robert Lowell: Collected Poems: Edited by ...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1186 pages. Edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter with the editorial assistance of DeSales Harrison Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 36286
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Previous owner's name on the first endpaper otherwise Near Fine in a Near Fine jacket. 1st Printing. Seller Inventory # 153875
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine(+). Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Large octavo in light blue DJ, b&w portrait to front DJ and spine, xvii, 1186 pages, 25 cm. DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve. **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply for international & expedited orders. Please inquire.** || "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. 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. American poetry -- 20th century. Very gentle bumping to front board-rear corner, extremely mild rubbing to three corners, light soiling to fore-edges, exceedingly gentle wear to spine head and foot, bright pages in tight binding, extremely mid rubbing to DJ spine head and foot, less than quarter inch closed tear to DJ spine foot, faint soiling to rear DJ and spine, exceedingly gentle rubbing to DJ corners, else near fine(+) in near fine(+) DJ. First edition, first printing (full number line). Seller Inventory # 92297