For the first time, the collected work of America's pre-eminent post-war 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 comprehensive edition of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle
, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, through the brilliant wilfulness 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
. This volume includes several poems never previously collected, as well as a selection of Lowell's intriguing drafts.As Randall Jarrell said, 'You feel before reading any new poem of his the uneasy expectation of perhaps encountering a masterpiece'. Lowell's Collected Poems
offers the first opportunity to view the entire range of his astonishing verse.
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