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By Melissa Bradshaw

ISBN-10: 1409410021

ISBN-13: 9781409410027

In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as an enormous determine within the smooth American poetry circulation, Melissa Bradshaw makes use of theories of the diva and feminine big name to account for Lowell's amazing literary impact within the early 20th century and her both striking disappearance from American letters after her demise. spotting Amy Lowell as a literary diva, Bradshaw exhibits, debts for her dedication to her paintings, her extravagant self-promotion and self-presentation, and her status, which was once of a sort not linked to poets. It additionally explains the devaluation of Lowell's poetry and feedback, given that a woman's diva prestige is usually short-lived and the accomplishments of megastar girls tend to be brushed off 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 while poetry loved mainstream reputation, 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 additional faraway from the lonely sufferer of ill-health and weight problems who seems to be in prior book-length reviews. Amy Lowell as diva poet takes her rightful position as a robust author of modernist verse who accomplished her own targets with out capitulating to heteronormative beliefs of ways a girl should still act, imagine, or appear.

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