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Robert Lowell • 106 Items / 24 Books, 26 Articles, 6 Reviews, 50 Poems
Life Studies (1959)
New Poems and an Autobiographical Fragment
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Published Reviews
  1. Books and the Arts
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    Poetry as Confession (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Nation, September 19, 1959, p. 154
  2. Books & Comment
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    Robert Lowell's Family Album (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The New Republic, June 8, 1959, p. 17
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    A Book of Revelations (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    National Review, August 29, 1959, p. 307
  4. Books
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    In Praise of Robert Lowell (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Reporter, June 25, 1959, p. 41
  5. Books
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    The Battle of Lowell (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1959, pp. 473-475
  6. Books
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    A Life Study as an Illumination of Life Conflicts (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    Commonweal, July 3, 1959, p. 356
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    A Poet's Self-Portrait (Review)
    Life Studies, by Robert Lowell
    1. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    Commentary, September 1959, pp. 272-273
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    Two Americans, A Brahmin, and the Bourgeoisie (4 Reviews)
    The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems, by James Merrill
    1. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    2. Of the Festivity by William Dickey
    3. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    4. John Betjeman's Collected Poems by Lord Birkenhead and John Betjeman
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1959, pp. 430-439
  9. Books and Men
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    New Poetry (5 Reviews)
    Colonel Johnson's Ride, and Other Poems, by Robert Huff
    1. Colonel Johnson's Ride, and Other Poems by Robert Huff
    2. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    3. Union Street by Charles Causley
    4. Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments by Alastair Reid
    5. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1959, pp. 73-76
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    The New Books (15 Reviews)
    Process and Thing: A Year in Poetry
    1. Thrones: 96-109 de Los Cantares by Ezra Pound
    2. O to Be a Dragon by Marianne Moore
    3. Collected Poems by Yvor Winters
    4. Homage to Clio by W.H. Auden
    5. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    6. Heart's Needle by W.D. Snodgrass
    7. Summer Knowledge, 1938-1958 by Delmore Schwartz
    8. A Winter Come, a Summer Gone by Howard Moss
    9. The Exclusions of a Rhyme by J.V. Cunningham
    10. A Water Walk by Villa D'Este by Jean Garrigue
    11. Light and Dark by Barbara Howes
    12. With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads by Denise Levertov
    13. Thirty-Nine Poems by John Ciardi
    14. The New American Poetry, 1945-1960 by Donald M. Allen
    15. Lupercal by Ted Hughes
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1960, pp. 96-103
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    Poetry Quarterly (18 Reviews)
    Fire Within, by Winifred Rawlins
    1. Fire Within by Winifred Rawlins
    2. Into the Light by Charles Green Shaw
    3. Journey Into Time by David Morton
    4. Early and Late by Jesse Wills
    5. A Sense of the World by Elizabeth Jennings
    6. Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by James Reeves and Emily Dickinson
    7. Collected Poems by E.J. Pratt
    8. Flower and Stone by Gerry Hellstrom
    9. Several Houses by Vi Gale
    10. The Sense of Movement by Thom Gunn
    11. Union Street by Charles Causley
    12. Of the Festivity by William Dickey
    13. The Walks Near Athens by Hollis Summers
    14. Stone and the Shell by Sara Henderson Hay
    15. The World's One Clock by Louise Townsend Nicholl
    16. Dandy Brown by William Hull
    17. Coming of Age by Babette Deutsch
    18. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Saturday Review, July 25, 1959, pp. 14-15
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    Brief Comments on recent books (20 Reviews)
    An Anthropologist at Work, by Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict
    1. An Anthropologist at Work by Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict
    2. The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
    3. Can Man be Modified? by Jean Rostand
    4. The Simplicity of Science by Stanley D. Beck
    5. The Individual and the Universe by Bernard Lovell
    6. Law in Diplomacy by Percy E. Corbett
    7. Economic Development of Communist China by Cho-Ming Li
    8. The Economy, Liberty, and the State by Calvin B. Hoover
    9. Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression by Harris Gaylord Warren
    10. The Roosevelt Revolution by Mario Einaudi
    11. Contemporary Canada by Miriam Chapin
    12. The Correspondence of Edmund Burke, Vol. I by Thomas W. Copeland and Edmund Burke
    13. Homer and the Heroic Tradition by Cedric H. Whitman
    14. Shakespeare and His Betters by Reginald C. Churchill
    15. The Vision of Tragedy by Richard B. Sewall
    16. St. Petersburg by Andrey Biely
    17. D.H. Lawrence: A Composite Biography by Edward Nehls
    18. The Letters of Theodore Dreiser by Robert H. Elias and Theodore Dreiser
    19. The Critical Writings of James Joyce by Ellsworth Mason, Richard Ellmann, and James Joyce, ...
    20. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1959, pp. 514-535