My First Cousin Once Removed: Money, Madness, and the Family of Robert Lowell

My First Cousin Once Removed Money Madness and the Family of Robert Lowell The art of being truly funny is an undervalued one in these angst ridden times but it is an ability that acclaimed novelist Sarah Payne Stuart has in abundance Her talents have never been on glorious

  • Title: My First Cousin Once Removed: Money, Madness, and the Family of Robert Lowell
  • Author: Sarah Payne Stuart
  • ISBN: 9780060930363
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • The art of being truly funny is an undervalued one in these angst ridden times, but it is an ability that acclaimed novelist Sarah Payne Stuart has in abundance Her talents have never been on glorious display than in My First Cousin Once Removed, a memoir at once hilarious, personal and sad of her extraordinary Boston Brahmin family, whose most famous member is theThe art of being truly funny is an undervalued one in these angst ridden times, but it is an ability that acclaimed novelist Sarah Payne Stuart has in abundance Her talents have never been on glorious display than in My First Cousin Once Removed, a memoir at once hilarious, personal and sad of her extraordinary Boston Brahmin family, whose most famous member is the legendary poet Robert Lowell, the author s first cousin once removed.

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    391 thoughts on “My First Cousin Once Removed: Money, Madness, and the Family of Robert Lowell”

    1. For leisure reading, Stuart's family history/biography is one of the best--conversational, humorous, and casually smart. Stuart recounts the Lowell and Winslow WASP family histories all the way back to Puritan times, although she pays particular attention to the generations immediately preceding and following Robert Lowell, the confessional poet. Stuart's task is extremely daunting, since many of us continue to feel resentment toward aristocratic New England WASPs for their class and ethnic priv [...]


    2. I find myself chuckling page after page in this entertaining book. Its funny and engaging portrayal of the high life and the low of a renown brahmin family in Boston and environs, (running concurrently to my own such family) is rich in New England Puritan history both period and personal. It is a no-holes-barred memoir of the down-and-out of the upper crust of Boston's pre-eminent social circles of the 1900's. Not only do I come across common ancestors but neighborhood addresses, distinctive tra [...]


    3. To judge by this memoir Sarah Payne Stuart is--mercifully--less manic and destructive than her famous first cousin once removed, Robert Lowell. Unfortunately, she's also a considerably less talented writer than he was, more goofy than insightful. I found her treatment of the writer Jean Stafford, Lowell's first wife, particularly cruel. This MAY be worth reading for anyone who's read Ian Hamilton's Lowell biography and wants more information about Lowell and his family history from an insider's [...]


    4. For a book about Robert Lowell, it mostly concerns other members of the author's family. It does have some very interesting insights into an old New England family. Some illustrations. I would recommend reading this book before the author's "Perfectly Miserable," as some of that book is a bit mysterious without the information in "My First Cousin Once Removed."


    5. I adored this book and could see so much of my own eccentric, yet well meaning Boston relatives in it. Well written, fast paced, interesting and tho bittersweet at times it was also an hysterically charming read.I enjoyed it tremendously.


    6. Good example of the literature of WASP decline; cf. Tad Friend's Cheerful Money, George Howe Colt's The Big House, and the works of John P. Marquand.



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