With Robert Lowell and his circle : Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz, and others /

"A memoir of a famous poetry circle. In 1959 Kathleen Spivack won a fellowship to study at Boston University with Robert Lowell. Her fellow students were Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, among others. Thus began a relationship with the famous poet and his circle that would last to the end of his l...

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Main Author: Spivack, Kathleen.
Format: eBook
Published: Boston : Northeastern University Press, Ã2012.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
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  • "Family"
  • Oberlin and Boston, 1958-1959
  • Early Days in Boston First Impressions, January 1959
  • First Meeting with Robert Lowell Boston University, 1959
  • First Classes at Boston University, 1959-1960
  • Sylvia Plath, 1959-1960
  • Robert Lowell's Appearance
  • Lowell's Way of Teaching
  • Anne Sexton, 1959-1974
  • Later Visits with Anne Sexton Reflections on Psychotherapy and Sleep
  • Teatime with Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Literary Boston in the Late '50s and '60s Social Milieu, Class, and the Literary Tradition
  • Significant Other, 1959-1977
  • Adrienne Rich, 1960s
  • Two Sets of Classes Boston University and Harvard, 1959-1977
  • Elizabeth Bishop and Ping-Pong, 1974-1979
  • Boston and Its Influence Bishop and Lowell
  • Lowell's Poet Friends Frank Bidart, Lord Gowrie, Bill Alfred
  • Stanley Kunitz, 1971-2006
  • Lowell and Women Students, Friends, and Wives!
  • Young Marriage in Somerville A Small Apartment, a Mad Inventor, Literary Visitors, 1960-1977
  • He Was Ancient! He Was Over Forty! (After Office Hours at Harvard)
  • Underside "Madness" and the Culture of Nervous Breakdowns
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Gender and Suicide
  • Gifted Young Student Peter Kaplan, 1963-1977
  • "Po Biz" Submission, Rejection, Money
  • "Genius at Work" Revision, Presentation, Contribution
  • Allen Ginsberg and Robert Lowell Two Branches of American Poetry
  • "Romantics" Seminar, Harvard University, Spring 1977
  • Final Spring, 1977
  • Looking for Robert Lowell's Grave, October 1977
  • Notes of a Witness.