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James Russell Lowell Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 15 pages of information about the life of James Russell Lowell.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on James Russell Lowell

The most versatile of the New Englanders during the middle of the nineteenth century, James Russell Lowell was a vital force in the history of American literature and thought during his lifetime. His range and perspicacity in literary criticism are unequalled in nineteenth-century America. He did more than anyone before Mark Twain in elevating the vernacular to a medium of serious artistic expression, and The Biglow Papers (1848) ranks among the finest political satires in American literature. His public odes expressed a mind and an outlook that drew the praise of Henry Brooks Adams, William James, and William Dean Howells. His personal charm made him both an effective diplomat during the period of the emergence of the United States as a world power and one of its finest letter writers.

Although familiar with the life and literature of the great world, Lowell remained, from first to last, a...

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This section contains 4,344 words
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