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Slavery, African labor, and the slave trade in the Hudson River Valley in the early centuries of capital accumulation: Text and documentation (Institute document) Unknown Binding – 1991

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  • Publisher: New York African American Institute, State University of New York (1991)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006DHC52
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Feb 1999
Format: Paperback
This selection is a lasting tribute to the genius that was Lowell. From the violence of the early poems such as 'Quaker Graveyard' to the refined, concise, Williams-influenced free verse of 'Life Studies', one is continually amazed at the extent of Lowell's knowledge. His references are subtle - sometimes to the point of exasperation for the reader - and his style continually a source of inspiration. 'A brackish reach of shoal off Madaket...'.
Read this, by the most important poet since Auden.
Johnny Lee
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Shared reading experience 20 Aug 2000
By frumiousb - Published on
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This is a good book. The revised edition (which this is) contains a wide and well-chosen selection of Lowell's poetry. He notes in the foreword that he tried to choose possible sequences rather than just greatest hits out of context. This effort is visible and the book flows together like almost one book instead of a career's overview.
What was interesting for me as I read it was that I was reading a used copy which was liberally marked up with underlines and notes of various kinds. Normally, this drives me crazy and as it was in pencil I began by first erasing five pages worth of notes and then reading on myself. Gradually, however, about one third through the book I noticed that whoever it was that had owned the book before shared a lot of tastes with me. I started enjoying his/her remarks and notitions and it felt like I was having a little conversation about the book.
The former owner underlined without comment the line where Lowell comments he "lies to friends and tells the truth in print". He circled the "Long Summer" sequence titles and placed an awed exclamation point after Lowell's poem for Ford Madox Ford. We both, apparently love "Margaret Fuller Drowned" as it rated one of only three poems marked with a star in the whole book.
It was a wonderful book, and while this shouldn't be construed as license to mark up books (I still find it a barbaric habit), it was also a good conversation.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Get the new 'Collected Poems' instead 24 July 2003
By J. Ott - Published on
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I made the mistake of getting this edition just as the new COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT LOWELL (edited by Frank Bidart) was coming out. The new book has all the notes, introductory biographical info (Lowell writes about his life as if you already know about it) and additional Lowell that THE SELECTED POEMS lacks.
However, if you want to go cheap (or don't need notes) this is not a bad 'Selected Poems'. It's fairly comprehensive, yet not too long -- and it gives you a good sense of the poet. It's been all people had for years (other than buying each of his many books). I think with the new COLLECTED, however, it has probably run its course.
Poetry libary essential 14 Dec 2013
By paulene gogan - Published on
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"I give you simply what you have already" This is a help to enjoying Robert Lowell he shows you how to see and think differently. Better off to bring no preconceived wisdom and you rediscover more.
like one recognizes their father beneath the life his family had imposed on him 3 Dec 2013
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Perhaps because he is a poet of an orthodoxy, world and time I knew as peripheral to what I was trying to escape as an adolescent, I had always read Lowell as an obligation. Now I find him matching my maturity. Lowell 's range of poetic control and the range of his expressive subtleties are well served by this expanded selection. Lowell is still the finest poet of that period of classically influenced confessional poetry, here in this selection he appears like one recognizes their father beneath the life his family had imposed on him
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this is all you need 16 Feb 2004
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I know that the new Collected Poems has recently arrived, and it is a massive tome. But you don't really need it. Most of what Lowell wrote after "For the Union Dead" isn't that great. And in the Selected you get a great selection from what is effectively Lowell's first book, Lord Weary's Castle--which is a pretty strong book. There is also a generous selection from Life Studies and For the Union Dead (though I've bought the book that contains both complete collections). Lowell was a pretty important poet, but really, the Collected just goes overboard. This is all you really need.
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