By Carl Rollyson
The debatable 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 struggle I. Maligned via T. S. Eliot because the "demon saleswoman" of poetry, and ridiculed via Ezra Pound, Lowell has been handled via past 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 an entire and loving lifestyles together with her consistent spouse, the retired actress Ada Russell. She was once 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, finally, is commencing to delight in the contributions of gays and lesbians to American's cultural background. Drawing on newly came across letters and papers, Rollyson's biography ultimately provides this brilliant poet her due.
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