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Function of the Poet and Other Essays

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ISBN-10: 1406861707

ISBN-13: 9781406861709

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Russell Lowell

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This volume sustains Lowell's right to be considered one of the great American critics.
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List price: $14.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.27" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Essayist, poet, literary critic, humorist, editor, professor, ambassador, letter writer, Lowell was one of the most versatile of nineteenth-century authors. Public recognition of his verse came early in his career, both in the United States and in England, even though his lyrical poetry, so greatly honored during his lifetime, is the weakest of his compositions. Only later, when he turned his hand to humorous verse, satire, and public odes, did he achieve distinction. "The Biglow Papers" (1848), occasioned by the war between the United States and Mexico, 1846-48, is a wonderful satiric medley in prose and verse, in vernacular Yankee speech and classic English of the best literary…