Lost Puritan: A Life Of Robert Lowell by Paul MarianiLost Puritan: A Life Of Robert Lowell by Paul Mariani

Lost Puritan: A Life Of Robert Lowell

byPaul Mariani

Paperback | August 6, 1996

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Robert Lowell's poetry radically altered the American literary landscape, combining as it did family drama and an apocalyptic view of the history of our times. He won three Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards for poetry. Married three times, always to writers, he had his dark side, suffering from crippling bouts of manic depression and alcoholism.

Using hundreds of Lowell's unpublished manuscripts and letters, and dozens of interviews, Paul Mariani has given us a balanced, passionate, and readable life, capturing the man, his age, and his place in literary history.
Poet, scholar, essayist, critic, Paul Mariani is the author of many books, including William Carlos Williams and The Great Wheel. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Title:Lost Puritan: A Life Of Robert LowellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.25 × 6.2 × 1.01 inPublished:August 6, 1996Publisher:WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393313743

ISBN - 13:9780393313741


From Our Editors

National Book Award nominee Paul Mariani offers a passionate, highly readable biography of one of America's great poets. Using many of Robert Lowell's unpublished letters as well as interviews with his friends and relatives, Mariani captures the greatness, humor, and heartbreak of this literary giant.

Editorial Reviews

[Mariani's] vigorous narrative style sparkles with rich details. . . . These pages bring out the sheer interestingness of Lowell's mind as it is encountered in letters, prose reflections, and in a lifetimes of poems. — William Pritchard