By Melissa Bradshaw

ISBN-10: 1409410021

ISBN-13: 9781409410027

In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as an important determine within the smooth American poetry flow, Melissa Bradshaw makes use of theories of the diva and feminine star to account for Lowell's outstanding literary impact within the early 20th century and her both impressive disappearance from American letters after her dying. spotting Amy Lowell as a literary diva, Bradshaw exhibits, debts for her dedication to her artwork, her extravagant self-promotion and self-presentation, and her popularity, which used to be of a type now not linked to poets. It additionally explains the devaluation of Lowell's poetry and feedback, seeing that a woman's diva prestige is often short-lived and the accomplishments of superstar girls tend to be 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 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 frequently characterised feedback on Lowell, Bradshaw offers 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 previous book-length reports. Amy Lowell as diva poet takes her rightful position as a strong author of modernist verse who completed her own ambitions with out capitulating to heteronormative beliefs of the way a lady should still act, imagine, or appear.

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