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Life Studies
New York: Farrar Straus & Cudahy, 1959. Near Fine/Very Good. First American edition, with a prose piece not included in the English edition. Near fine in very good or better dustwrapper. Advance Review Copy with slip and photograph laid in. Also laid in is a letter from the publisher sending the book to Daniel Hoffman, with additional material and mentioning a reading Lowell is giving at Bryn Mawr. Inscribed by Lowell to Hoffman and his wife the poet Elizabeth McFarland: "For Elizabeth & Dan with affection deepened by the Three Millionaires' Day and still more by my swift long visit. Cal. Robert Lowell April 1966." With Hoffman's penciled ownership signature. Hoffman served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974. Lowell served in the same position from 1947-1948. This is Lowell's most influential book, the collection which defined the term "confessional poetry." Winner of the National Book Award.
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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