The Dolphin Letters, 1970–1979

The Dolphin Letters, 1970–1979

Author: Robert Lowell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571357420

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

View: 408

Download Now
The Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years of Lowell's life (1970 to 1977), a time of personal crisis and creative innovation for both writers. Centred on the letters they exchanged with each other and with other members of their circle - writers, intellectuals, friends, and publishers, including Elizabeth Bishop, Caroline Blackwood, Mary McCarthy, and Adrienne Rich - the book has the narrative sweep of a novel, telling the story of the dramatic breakup of their twenty-one-year marriage and their extraordinary, but late, reconciliation. Lowell's controversial sonnet-sequence The Dolphin (for which he used Hardwick's letters as a source) and his last book, Day by Day, were written during this period, as were Hardwick's influential books Seduction and Betrayal: Essays on Women in Literature and Sleepless Nights: A Novel. Lowell and Hardwick are acutely intelligent observers of marriages, children, and friends, and of the feelings that their personal crises gave rise to. The Dolphin Letters, masterfully edited by Saskia Hamilton, is a debate about the limits of art - what occasions a work of art, what moral and artistic license artists have to make use of their lives as material, what formal innovations such debates give rise to. The crisis of Lowell's The Dolphin was profoundly affecting to everyone surrounding him, and Bishop's warning to Lowell - 'art just isn't worth that much' - haunts.
Lettering and Alphabets
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: John Albert Cavanagh
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 1955-01-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Stresses the practical application of lettering and gives examples of 85 styles
The Material Letter in Early Modern England
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: J. Daybell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-24 - Publisher: Springer

The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.
The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 849
Authors: Robert Malcolm Smuts
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This title offers literary scholars a variety of perspectives, insights and methodologies found in current historical work that inform the study of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Letters Between Mothers and Daughters
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Barbara Caine
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-02 - Publisher: Routledge

There are now many studies of family letters in Europe, but most of them focus on marital letters and letters between parents, especially mothers, and their sons. Little attention has been paid to the letters to and from daughters. This volume seeks to begin filling that gap by exploring the
Selected Essays on the History of Letter-forms in Manuscript and Print
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Stanley Morison
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Books about Selected Essays on the History of Letter-forms in Manuscript and Print