By Melissa Bradshaw

ISBN-10: 1409410021

ISBN-13: 9781409410027

In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as a massive determine within the glossy American poetry circulate, Melissa Bradshaw makes use of theories of the diva and feminine star to account for Lowell's impressive literary impression within the early 20th century and her both striking disappearance from American letters after her loss of life. spotting Amy Lowell as a literary diva, Bradshaw indicates, debts for her dedication to her paintings, her extravagant self-promotion and self-presentation, and her reputation, which used to be of a type now not linked to poets. It additionally explains the devaluation of Lowell's poetry and feedback, considering the fact that a woman's diva prestige is often short-lived and the accomplishments of famous person ladies are usually 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 acceptance, 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 supplies us an Amy Lowell who couldn't be extra faraway from the lonely sufferer of ill-health and weight problems who seems in past book-length reviews. Amy Lowell as diva poet takes her rightful position as a robust author of modernist verse who completed her own targets with no capitulating to heteronormative beliefs of ways a lady may still act, imagine, or appear.

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