Pale Fire

February 24, 2017 | 1 book mentioned

You can’t write about Robert Lowell without writing about mental illness — the poet went through many stretches of mania and psychosis in his life. In the Washington PostMichael Dirda reads a “medico-biography” of Lowell, which takes a full measure of his lifelong illness and its consequences.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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