Life Studies

Life Studies is the fourth book of poems by Robert Lowell. Most critics (including Helen Vendler, Steven Gould Axelrod, Adam Kirsch, and others) consider it one of Lowell's most important books, and the Academy of American Poets named it one of their Groundbreaking Books. Helen Vendler called Life Studies Lowell's "most original book." It won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1960.

Read more about Life StudiesPublication, Content, Critical Response

Other articles related to "life studies":

Life Studies - Critical Response
... applied the term 'confession' to Lowell's approach in Life Studies, and led to the name of the school of Confessional poetry ... For this reason, Life Studies is viewed as one of the first confessional books of poetry, although some poets and poetry critics such as Adam Kirsch ... noted this tremendous influence when he wrote, in a 1985 essay, "Life Studies ...
Confessional Poetry - Development of Definition
... Rosenthal first used the term "confessional" in a review of Robert Lowell's Life Studies entitled "Poetry as Confession", Rosenthal mentions earlier tendencies ... is unequivocally himself, and it is hard not to think of Life Studies as a series of personal confidences, rather shameful, that one is honor-bound not to reveal." Life Studies broke ... there were clear moves towards the confessional mode before the publication of Life Studies ...
Robert Lowell - Writing - 1960s
... Lowell followed Life Studies with Imitations (1961), a volume of loose translations of poems by classical and modern European poets, including Rilke, Montale, Baudelaire, Pasternak ... to the Confederate Dead." For the Union Dead was Lowell's first book since Life Studies to contain all original verse (since it did not include any translations ... subject of Lowell's mental illness (like some of the poems in Life Studies did) and were, therefore, not notably "confessional." The subject matter in For the ...

Famous quotes containing the words studies and/or life:

    You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner, and without any air of constraint, with the further object of discerning more readily the natural bent of their respective characters.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    ... it is a rather curious thing to have to divide one’s life into personal and official compartments and temporarily put the personal side into its hidden compartment to be taken out again when one’s official duties are at an end.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)