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War Literature as a Medium of Separation, Unity and History

The idea that war literature – insofar as the genre truly exists – can contain powerful invocations of separation and unification is largely correct, though it is rather general. 2,926 more words


Sex and drugs - Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire  (1821-1867) was a French poet, translator, and literary and art critic whose reputation rests primarily on Les Fleurs du mal , published in 1857, which was undoubtedly the most important and influential poetry collection to appear in Europe in the 19th century. 627 more words


92. (Robert Lowell)

My mind is snared by wit, and Marvell’s wit in particular. The Greatness of that poet, once proclaimed, has burned out in critical conversation; but it was a real thought, mid-century, that he was very great indeed, and when Robert Lowell decided, in the 1960s, to ride the iambic tetrameter for many poems in  1,024 more words

Brief Essays

Elizabeth Bishop: The Poet's Poet

Elizabeth Bishop has garnered the reputation of being one of the finest, one of the most formally perfect, poets of the second half of the twentieth century.  1,111 more words


'The Old Flame' by Robert Lowell

‘The Old Flame’

by Robert Lowell

“My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
One morning last summer, I drove
by our house in Maine. 59 more words


A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O'Connor

In a letter dated 10 August 1964, the American poet Robert Lowell wrote to his great friend, Elizabeth Bishop, another very distinguished American poet, about the death of Flannery O’Connor. 837 more words


Forward First Collections Reviewed #3 – Matthew Siegel

This is the third in the series of reviews I will post over the next two months of the 5 collections chosen for the 2015 Forward… 1,496 more words