Robert Lowell

Robert Lowell
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Robert Lowell (1917-77) was the renowned and controversial author of many books of poetry, including Day by Day, The Dolphin, and History. FSG also published his Collected Prose in 1987.


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Frank Bidart reads the poem "Love-Incarnate"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear poet Frank Bidart read ""Love-Incarnate,"" his translation of Dante's first sonnet in Vida Nuovo. Bidart’s poetry collections include Watching the Spring Festival, Star Dust, Desire, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965–90, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has won many prizes, including the 2007 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry. Learn more about poet Frank Bidart and find his books at http://us.macmillan.com/author/frankbidart"

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C.K. Williams reads Robert Lowell's poem "For the Union Dead"

Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet C.K. Williams read Robert Lowell's poem "For the Union Dead," from Lowell's poetry collection Life Studies and For the Union Dead. Learn more about the book at http://us.macmillan.com/lifestudiesandfortheuniondead/RobertLowell Read more about renowned poet Robert Lowell at http://us.macmillan.com/author/robertlowell Learn more about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams at http://us.macmillan.com/author/ckwilliams

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Frank Bidart reads "Memories of West Street and Lepke"

Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet Frank Bidart read Robert Lowell's poem "Memories of West Street and Lepke," from Lowell's poetry collection Life Studies and For the Union Dead. Learn more about the book Life Studies and For the Union Dead at http://us.macmillan.com/lifestudiesandfortheuniondead/RobertLowell Read more about renowned poet Robert Lowell at http://us.macmillan.com/author/robertlowell Learn more about poet Frank Bidart at http://us.macmillan.com/author/frankbidart

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Henri Cole reads "To Speak of Woe That Is is in Marriage"

Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet Henri Cole read Robert Lowell's poem "To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage," from Lowell's poetry collection Life Studies and For the Union Dead. Learn more about the book Life Studies and For the Union Dead at http://us.macmillan.com/lifestudiesandfortheuniondead/RobertLowell Read more about renowned poet Robert Lowell at http://us.macmillan.com/author/robertlowell Learn more about poet Henri Cole at http://us.macmillan.com/author/henricole

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Words in Air

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell; Edited by Thomas Travisano with Saskia Hamilton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that “you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend.” The feeling was mutual. Bishop...


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Life Studies and For the Union Dead

Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Robert Lowell, with Elizabeth Bishop, stands apart as the greatest American poet of the latter half of the twentieth century—and Life Studies and For the Union...


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Collected Poems

Robert Lowell; Edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter; Introduction by Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled the definitive edition of Robert Lowell’s work, from his first, impossible-to-find collection, Land of...


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The Letters of Robert Lowell

Robert Lowell; Edited by Saskia Hamilton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

One of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, Robert Lowell was also a prolific letter writer who corresponded with many of the remarkable...


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Selected Poems: Expanded Edition

Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Selected Poems includes over 200 works culled from Robert Lowell’s books of verse—Lord Weary’s Castle, The Mills of the Kavanaughs, Life Studies, For the Union...


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The Old Glory

Robert Lowell: Introduction by Robert Brustein; Director's Notes by Jonathan Miller
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Winner of Five Obies, now back in print after fifteen years, a stage adaptation of classic stories by Hawthorne and Melville In the three plays in The Old...


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Notebook 1967-68

Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A pivotal book in Robert Lowell's groundbreaking career, Notebook is, as Seamus Heaney has written, "a massive accumulation of unrhymed sonnets, poems of...


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Imitations

Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Not quite translations--yet something much more, much richer, than mere tributes to their original versions--the poems in Imitations reflect Lowell's...


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The Collected Prose

Robert Lowell; Edited by Robert Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This is the first collection of Robert Lowell's poetry which reveals a writer of unmistakeable brilliance who has a profound insight into the human condition....


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Day by Day

Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The last book published before the poet's death, Day by Day was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award prize for poetry in 1977 and cements Lowell's...


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