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Robert Lowell

Poet (1-Mar-1917 — 12-Sep-1977)


Bruce Bawer. The Middle Generation: The Lives and Poetry of Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarell, John Berryman and Robert Lowell. North Haven, CT: Archon Books. 1986. 216pp.

Suzanne Ferguson (editor). Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell, & Co.: Middle-Generation Poets in Context. University of Tennessee Press. 2003. 335pp.

Nick Halpern. Everyday and Prophetic: The Poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich. University of Wisconsin Press. 2003. 296pp.

Ian Hamilton. Robert Lowell: A Biography. New York: Random House. 1982. 527pp.

Henry Hart. Robert Lowell and the Sublime. Syracuse University Press. 1995. 168pp.

Hartmut Heep. A Different Poem: Rilke's American Translators: Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell and Robert Bly. New York: Peter Lang. 1996. 229pp.

C. David Heymann. American Aristocracy: The Lives and Times of James Russell, Amy, and Robert Lowell. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1980. 561pp.

David Kalstone. Five Temperaments: Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery. Oxford University Press. 1977. 212pp.

David Kalstone. Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. London: The Hogarth Press. 1989. 299pp.

Adam Kirsch. The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets. W. W. Norton. 2005. 256pp. The six are: Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Delmore Schwartz and Sylvia Plath.

Paul Mariani. Lost Puritan: A Life of Robert Lowell. New York: W. W. Norton. 1994. 527pp.

Jeffrey Meyers. Manic Power: Robert Lowell and His Circle. Arbor House. 1987. 228pp.

Arthur Oberg. Modern American Lyric: Lowell, Berryman, Creeley, and Plath. Rutgers University Press. 1978. 182pp.

Guy Rotella. Castings: Monuments and Monumentality in Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney. Vanderbilt University Press. 2004. 225pp.

Thomas J. Travisano. Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic. University of Virginia Press. 1999. 352pp.


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  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.712)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.458)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.430)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.921)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.654)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.135)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.150)

  13. Current Biography, 1972 Yearbook (pp.290-93)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.449)

  15. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.600)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.617)

  17. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.200)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.456)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.310)

  20. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.194)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.9)

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