Unformatted text preview: Lowell's own output in the new poetry genre of imagism included Men, Women and Ghosts (1916), Can Grande's Castle (1918), Pictures of the Floating World (1919), which contains some of her best short works, and Legends (1921), a critically successful collection of narrative verse. Lowell earned a reputation for violating conservative standards by flaunting her obesity, swearing, smoking cigars, and having a same-sex lover, actress Ada Dwyer Russell, with whom Lowell remained all her life. In addition to poetry, she published translations in Six French Poets: Studies in Contemporary Literature (1915), collected critical essays in Tendencies in Modern American Poetry (1917) and satire in A Critical Fable (1922), a reprise of Fable for Critics, written by her illustrious New England ancestor, James Russell Lowell. For Fir-Flower Tablets (1921), a detailed collection of New England ancestor, James Russell Lowell....
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- Fall '08
- Poetry, Lowell, frenzied free verse, new poetry genre, critically successful collection, actress Ada Dwyer