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Robert Lowell and the Confessional Voice

by Paula Hayes (Author)
Monographs 150 Pages
Series: Studies in Modern Poetry, Volume 18

Summary

Robert Lowell and the Confessional Voice returns to the poet’s early works, such as Land of Unlikeness and Lord Weary’s Castle, in search of a relationship between Lowell’s early poetry and his turn to a confessional style of writing in the 1950s. Lowell’s early poetry is often overshadowed by the emergence of his confessional poetry (that develops in Life Studies; however, instead of Lowell’s early poetry being eclipsed by Life Studies, a remembrance of his early poetry is necessary as a way of understanding Lowell’s evolution as a poet. The early poetry provides readers and scholars of Lowell with a Puritan paradigm and the ethos of an American narrative that Lowell never fully abandons but only perpetually deconstructs.

Details

Pages
150
ISBN (PDF)
9781453908365
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433115240
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (May)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 150 pp.

Biographical notes

Paula Hayes (Author)

Paula Hayes received her PhD in textual studies/English from the University of Memphis and her MA in religious studies/world religions from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A poet and educator, she resides in Memphis, Tennessee, where she currently teaches English.

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