Amy Lowell | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Glenn Hughes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Amy Lowell.
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Critical Essay by Glenn Hughes

SOURCE: "Amy Lowell: The Success," in Imagism & the Imagists: A Study in Modern Poetry, 1931. Reprint by The Humanities Press, 1960, pp. 197-223.

In the following essay, Hughes surveys Lowell's literary career, evaluating each of her poetry collections and critical works.

Lowell's penchant for self-promotion:

Lowell's reputation, although colored by her flamboyance, was based on real literary criteria, her own prolific output as well as a certain literary tycoonism made possible by her fabulous wealth. She apparently had a knack for placing herself at the heart of controversy, and a hunger for performance and self-display, as well as the economic means to accomplish both…. She handled poetry—writing, publication, promotion—with the talent of a business entrepreneur. "I made myself a poet," she reportedly said to her rival Harriet Monroe...

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