An American writer and literary critic, she actually is known for such novels as The Ghostly Lover (1945) and Sleepless Evenings (1979). Her functions of literary criticism add a View of MY VERY OWN (1962) and Bartleby in Manhattan (1983). After graduating from the University or college of Kentucky, she helped to determine THE BRAND NEW York Overview of Books. She was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947. She was wedded to poet Robert Lowell for just two decades. The relationship produced a child called Harriet. She and Allen Kurzweil both received Guggenheim Fellowships.