Martin Rubin: ‘Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire’ book review

ROBERT LOWELL: SETTING THE RIVER ON FIRE By Kay Redfield Jamison Knopf, $29.95, 530 page, illustrated Seldom if ever has there been such a neat match between author and subject as in this penetrating study of the American poet Robert Lowell (1917-1977). If other poets have struggled with mental illness, there can be few who have…