Bibliography (Masterplots II: Christian Literature)
Sources for Further Study
Axelrod, Steven Gould. Robert Lowell: Life and Art. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1978. Comments on movement between past and present; explores the poems as a sequence. Offers valuable contexts for title poem.
Fein, Richard J. Robert Lowell. 2d ed. Boston: Twayne, 1979. Surveys poems and remarks on animal imagery. Close reading of title poem.
Halpern, Nick. Everyday and Prophetic. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Addresses Lowell’s use of the prophetic and everyday voice; highlights uneasiness in Lowell’s use of religious voice.
Labrie, Ross. The Catholic Imagination in American Literature. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997. Covers only literature that centers on Catholicism; devotes a chapter to Lowell’s dedication to Mary and the darkness present in his poetry.
London, Michael, and Robert Boyers, eds. Robert Lowell: A Portrait of the Artist in His Time. New York: David Lewis, 1970. Contains criticism written in Lowell’s time by his contemporaries, both poets and critics, focusing specifically on religious aspects of the poetry.
Mariani, Paul. Lost Puritan. New York: W. W. Norton, 1994. This in-depth biography discusses how religious conversion...
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