Life Studies

Life Studies

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Life Studies is the fourth book of poems by Robert Lowell. Most critics (including Helen Vendler, Steven Gould Axelrod, Adam Kirsch, and others) consider it one of Lowell's most important books, and the Academy of American Poets named it one of their Groundbreaking Books. Helen Vendler called Life Studies Lowell's "most original book." It won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1960.

Title:Life Studies
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780571046546
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    Life Studies Reviews

  • Jonfaith

    I was fortunate and grabbed a stack of Lowell from the shelves during my Saturday shopping sojourn. Santayana apparently regarded Lowell’s work as “a modernism that opposes modernity.” Much of t...

  • Michael

    Sporadically moving writing that’s mostly dreadfully dull; there’s much to admire and little that resonates here....

  • Robert Lashley

    Like the poetry and the genre he created, Robert Lowell’s Life Studies is torn by its polarities. Published in 1959, the book is considered to be the birth of confessional poetry, shocking readers w...

  • Keith

    Mad Boston Catholic sifts through impossibly detailed childhood memories and self-aggrandizing oral family histories to fashion a mirror to his own private pathos from a tender, damning portrait of hi...

  • Myles

    These are incredible. The best of the spring fruit. ...

  • Rupert Psmith

    After the impressive sonorities of the opening formal poems, you'll have to endure Lowell's spate of incomprehensibly published prose nostalgia in order to get to the fourth and final section of Life ...

  • Katrine Solvaag

    It's an interesting collection due to its importance to the tradition of confessional poetry, but it's very significantly conveying a middle class white male experience, and phrases such as "brutal gi...

  • Charles Seluzicki

    Revisiting a revolutionary book which seems more eccentric and brilliant with time-...

  • Perifian

    That was offensively bad...

  • Robin Brown

    Dunbarton, For Delmore Schwartz, Sailing Home from Rapallo, Waking in the Blue...