Robert Lowell


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
March 01, 1917

Died
September 12, 1977

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Robert Lowell, born Robert Traill Spence Lowell, IV, was an American poet whose works, confessional in nature, engaged with the questions of history and probed the dark recesses of the self. He is generally considered to be among the greatest American poets of the twentieth century.

His first and second books, Land of Unlikeness (1944) and Lord Weary's Castle (for which he received a Pulitzer Prize in 1947, at the age of thirty), were influenced by his conversion from Episcopalianism to Catholicism and explored the dark side of America's Puritan legacy.

Under the influence of Allen Tate and the New Critics, he wrote rigorously formal poetry that drew praise for its exceptionally powerful handling of meter and rhyme. Lowell was politically in
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Collected Poems

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Life Studies and For the Un...

4.09 avg rating — 1,313 ratings — published 1967 — 5 editions
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Life Studies

3.99 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1959 — 5 editions
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Selected Poems

4.04 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1965 — 8 editions
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For the Union Dead

3.90 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1964 — 6 editions
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Imitations

3.95 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Lord Weary's Castle: The Mi...

3.86 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1968
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The Dolphin

3.68 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1973 — 5 editions
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The Letters of Robert Lowell

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Notebook

3.88 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1968 — 7 editions
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