The Poetic Art of Robert Lowell

ISBN 0-8014-0771-0


Perloff, Marjorie. The Poetic Art of Robert Lowell. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1973.


Preface (ix)
Abbreviations (xiv)
1. “The Unforgivable Landscape”: The Nexus of Images (1)
2. The Limits of Imitation: Robert Lowell’s Rimbaud (55)
3. The Confessional Mode: Romanticism and Realism (80)
4. The “Life-Blood of a Poem”: The Uses of Syntax (100)
5. The Voice of the Poet: The Winslow Elegies (131)
6. Lowell and Some Contemporaries: A Portrait of the Artist as Mental Patient (164)
Notes (185)
Index of Lowell’s Works (205)
General Index (207)


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