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A Week in Literary History

March 1st, 2002

Robert Lowell IV, poet (Life Studies, 1959), playwright, diarist and political activist, is born of an illustrious family in Boston, Mass., 1917.

Robert Lowell IV, b. March 1, 1917, d. 1977

lowellrobert1946*A winner of the Pulitzer (twice) and the National Book Award, Lowell was one of America’s leading poets of the Forties, Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies. During his lifetime he was almost as famous for his political activities — refusing the draft in WWII, fighting for civil rights, protesting the Vietnam war — as for his poetry. He drew heavily on his experience as a manic depressive in his collection Life Studies in 1959, and there is a haunted quality to all his work.

Suggested Reading Poetry Lord Weary’s Castle, 1946. Life Studies, 1959. For the Union Dead, 1964. The Dolphin, 1973. Selected Poems, 2006.

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