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Pictures of the Floating World

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ISBN-10: 0548500029

ISBN-13: 9780548500026

Edition: N/A

Authors: Amy Lowell

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List price: $27.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Although Amy Lowell did not look like the stereotypical poet---she was of ample build and enjoyed smoking large black cigars in public---she did write verse that was revolutionary in its time. When "Sword Blades" and "Poppy Seed" (1914) were published, she emerged as the leader of the new poetry movement called the imagist school, and so thoroughly was she identified with this new precise and delicate style that Ezra Pound jokingly proposed to retitle it "Amygism." "Patterns" (1915) and "A Lady" (1914) are frequently anthologized, both demonstrating her vivid depiction of color, agility with sharp images, and precise use of words. Lowell came from a well-known and established Boston family…