This set is a complete collection of the poetic works of Amy Lowell, in a facsimile reprint of the first editions. Amy Lowell was intrigued with Japanese art and culture due to the influence of her brother Percival, a pioneering American Japanologist. She started writing poems in her late twenties, including many with Japanese subjects at the core. Throughout her life she continued to publish poetry, and all ten volumes are collected here. She was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and though overlooked for many years there has been a resurgence of interest in Lowell by recent scholars of American literature as a great poet of Japonism and Orientalism, and as a poet whose work reflected her lesbian sexuality. The collection is supplemented by her translation of Chinese poems, essays on poetry, and selected articles from poetry journals.
Table of Contents
Volume I Introduction by Naoki Onishi A Dome of Many Colored Glass. Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds. Volume II Men, Women, and Ghosts. Can Grande’s Castle. Volume III Pictures of the Floating World. Legends. Volume IV Fir-Flower Tablets. A Critical Fable. Volume V What’s O’clock. East Wind. Volume VI Ballads for Sale Poetry and Poets, Essay. Miscellaneous Writings 1: Introduction to Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan. Miscellaneous Writings 2: Selected Articles from Literary/Poetry Journals 1914–22. Vers Libre and Metrical Prose, Poetry. A Letter from London Nationalism in Art, Poetry. The Poetry Bookshop. An Observer in China. The Rhythms of Free Verse. Miss Lowell on Translating Chinese.