Amy Lowell, Diva Poet by Melissa Bradshaw PDF

By Melissa Bradshaw

In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as a tremendous determine within the glossy American poetry circulate, Melissa Bradshaw makes use of theories of the diva and feminine famous person to account for Lowell's awesome literary effect within the early 20th century and her both notable disappearance from American letters after her demise. 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 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 often short-lived and the accomplishments of big name girls 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 while poetry loved mainstream recognition, 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 appears to be like in previous book-length reports. Amy Lowell as diva poet takes her rightful position as a robust author of modernist verse who completed her own ambitions with no capitulating to heteronormative beliefs of ways a girl may still act, imagine, or appear.

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