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Life Studies and for the Union Dead


Robert Lowell, with Elizabeth Bishop, stands apart as the greatest American poet of the latter half of the twentieth century--and Life Studies and For the Union Dead stand as among his most important volumes. In Life Studies , which was first published in 1959, Lowell moved away from the formality of his earlier poems and started writing in a more confessional vein. The title poem of For the Union Dead concerns the death of the Civil War hero (and Lowell ancestor) Robert Gould Shaw, but it also largely centers on the ...

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Life Studies and for the Union Dead
2007, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374530969

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Life Studies & for the Union Dead
1967, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374506285

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