By Lowell, Amy; Lowell, Amy; Rollyson, Carl Edmund
The arguable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist team 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 international battle I. Maligned by way of T. S. Eliot because the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and ridiculed by way of Ezra Pound, Lowell has been handled through 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 enormous quantities for her electrifying performances.
In truth, Lowell wrote many of the most interesting love lyrics of the 20th century and led an entire 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, ultimately, is starting to enjoy the contributions of gays and lesbians to American’s cultural history. Drawing on newly came across letters and papers, Rollyson’s biography eventually supplies this shiny poet her due.
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She was the only one left at Sevenels. But the circumspect Damon does not state another obvious fact: Augustus Lowell’s death had liberated Amy Lowell. 34 Gould reports that Amy had already begun thinking about the redesign of Sevenels during her father’s funeral. 35 Amy capitalized on the natural drama of the approach to her domain. As her childhood friend, Florence Ayscough remembered, “All the way from Boston to Brookline the land slopes up-up-up in a steady mounting grade, ending at last in a hill upon the Southern slope,” the site of Sevenels.
35 Amy capitalized on the natural drama of the approach to her domain. As her childhood friend, Florence Ayscough remembered, “All the way from Boston to Brookline the land slopes up-up-up in a steady mounting grade, ending at last in a hill upon the Southern slope,” the site of Sevenels. The garden was situated in a basin, “some twenty feet below the South lawn,” Ayscough calculated. Terraces planted with carefully trimmed hemlocks and flowering trees surrounded the garden with blossom from April to October.
Amy Lowell anew : a biography by Lowell, Amy; Lowell, Amy; Rollyson, Carl Edmund