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The Resource Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character, Kay Redfield Jamison

Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character, Kay Redfield Jamison

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Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character
Title
Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire
Title remainder
a study of genius, mania, and character
Statement of responsibility
Kay Redfield Jamison
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jamison, Kay R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Traill, Thomas A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lowell, Robert
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Poets, American
  • Genius and mental illness
  • Creative ability
Target audience
general
Label
Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character, Kay Redfield Jamison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xix, 532 pages
Isbn
9780307700278
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02031175
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02031175
  • 420103
  • 401682
Label
Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character, Kay Redfield Jamison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xix, 532 pages
Isbn
9780307700278
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02031175
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02031175
  • 420103
  • 401682

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