Amy Lowell, Diva Poet by Melissa Bradshaw PDF

By Melissa Bradshaw

ISBN-10: 1409410021

ISBN-13: 9781409410027

In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as an incredible determine within the glossy American poetry circulate, Melissa Bradshaw makes use of theories of the diva and feminine famous person to account for Lowell's remarkable literary impression within the early 20th century and her both striking disappearance from American letters after her dying. spotting Amy Lowell as a literary diva, Bradshaw exhibits, bills for her dedication to her paintings, her extravagant self-promotion and self-presentation, and her reputation, which was once of a sort not linked to poets. It additionally explains the devaluation of Lowell's poetry and feedback, when you consider that a woman's diva prestige is usually short-lived and the accomplishments of star girls tend to be disregarded and trivialized. In restoring Lowell to her position in the American poetic renaissance of the nineteen-teens and twenties, Bradshaw additionally recovers a colourful second in pop culture whilst poetry loved mainstream recognition, audiences packed poetry readings, and readers avidly the honors, exploits, and feuds in their favourite poets within the literary columns of day-by-day newspapers. Drawing on a wealthy array of letters, memoirs, newspapers, and periodicals, yet eschewing the biographical interpretations of her poetry that experience usually characterised feedback on Lowell, Bradshaw provides us an Amy Lowell who couldn't be extra faraway from the lonely sufferer of ill-health and weight problems who looks in prior book-length stories. Amy Lowell as diva poet takes her rightful position as a strong author of modernist verse who completed her own pursuits with out capitulating to heteronormative beliefs of ways a girl should still act, imagine, or appear.

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