Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography by Carl Rollyson

By Carl Rollyson

The debatable American poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), a founding member of the Imagist team that integrated D. H. Lawrence and H. D., excelled because the impresario for the "new poetry" that turned information around the U. S. within the years after global battle I. Maligned by means of T. S. Eliot because the "demon saleswoman" of poetry, and ridiculed by means of Ezra Pound, Lowell has been handled via prior biographers as an overweight, sex-starved, inferior poet who smoked cigars and made a spectacle of herself, canvassing the rustic on lecture excursions that drew crowds within the hundreds and hundreds for her electrifying performances.

In truth, Lowell wrote many of the most interesting love lyrics of the twentieth century and led a whole and loving lifestyles together with her consistent significant other, the retired actress Ada Russell. She was once presented the Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1926. This provocative new biography, the 1st in 40 years, restores Amy Lowell to her complete humanity in an period that, ultimately, is starting to savour the contributions of gays and lesbians to American's cultural background. Drawing on newly found letters and papers, Rollyson's biography ultimately supplies this shiny poet her due.

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John Dewey, Studies in Logical Theory (1903), ch. 1, and Otto Kraushaar, “Lotze’s Influence on the Pragmatism and Practical Philosophy of William James,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 1 (1940), 439–458. , Harvard University, 1990), 36, meets Richard Rorty’s “recent claim that James represents part of an anti-Kantian revolution” by showing Kant’s pragmatism and James’s Kantian rigor. On process philosophy, see n. 22 above. On analytic philosophy, see Hans Sluga, Frege (London, 1980). ), Introduction to the Human Sciences (Princeton, 1988), 72.

Cf. Andrew Bowie, Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: An Introduction (London, 1993), ch. ” A Scientific Intellectual Biography 15 Correspondence between Lotze and his closest friend and mentor in Jena, Ernst Friedrich Apelt, reveals another fundamental reform that served to bring the natural and cultural sciences closer together. Apelt followed Fries and Kant, who had distinguished the categories of understanding nature from the ideas of reason. Apelt and Fries interpreted Kant’s ideas of reason as heuristic maxims: for example, we cannot prove ideas of soul, God, and freedom, but only have a presentiment (ahnen) of them.

14 As will be seen in a discussion of Biedermeier lyric poetry below, the great tragic hero was replaced by “the harmonious, 13 14 Wentscher, passim; cf. Schieder, Vom Deutschen Bund, n. 10 above, 32. Auster’s great-grandson Dr. jur. Werner Kuhn of Göttingen recounted memories of the Auster family to me in numerous letters in the 1980s. Cf. Wentscher, Lotze, 1–9. Pension requested in petition to War Office, 1831, BH. The impressive Auster residence is described in Reinhard Müller, “Ein altes Haus,” Zittauer Heimatsblätter, supplement to Zittauer Nachrichten und Anzeiger, 11 (Nov.

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