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Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979

Works: 702 works in 1,408 publications in 4 languages and 75,796 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Diaries  Poetry  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Music 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Former owner, Performer, Editor, Compiler, Dedicatee, Librettist, Other, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3503.I785, 811.54
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The complete poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
60 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of 149 poems by the author
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The complete poems by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
40 editions published between 1933 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book gathers the work of three decades of one Americans's leading poets. It includes a group of translations of two contemporary Brazilian poets, Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Joao Cabral de Melo Neto. Robert Lowell, a fellow poet, has written of her, "I am sure no living poet is as curious and observant as Miss Bishop. What cuts so deeply is that each poem is inspired by her own tone, a tone of large, grave tenderness and sorrowing amusement... She has a humorous, commanding genius for picking up the unnoticed, now making something sprightly and right, and now a great monument. When we read her, we enter the classical serenity of a new country."
Brazil by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
23 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Endowed with inestimable natural wealth, Brazil's development has been hindered by an unstable social and economic background. a report on this and the signs of change are part of a colorful account of Brazil's past, present, and future
The collected prose by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of fiction and nonfiction includes both previously published and hitherto unpublished stories, such as In the Village, The Housekeeper, and Gwendolyn and nonfiction works discovered among the author's papers after her death
Geography III by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether writing about waiting as a child in a dentist's office, viewing a city from a plane high above, or losing items ranging from door keys to one's lover in the masterfully restrained "One Art," Elizabeth Bishop somehow conveyed both large and small emotional truths in language of stunning exactitude and even more astonishing resonance. --Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Questions of travel; [poems] by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
16 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteen poems, and the story of a Nova Scotia childhood, "In the village."
Becoming a poet : Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Becoming a poet traces the evolution of Elizabeth Bishop's poetic career through her friendships with other poets, notably Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Published in 1989 following critic David Kalstone's death, with the help of a number of his friends and colleagues, it was greeted with uniformly enthusiastic praise. Hailed at that time as "one of the most sensitive appreciations of Elizabeth Bishop's genius ever composed" and "a first-rate piece of criticism" and "a masterpiece of understanding about friendship and about poetry," it has been largely unavailable in recent years."--Jacket
An anthology of twentieth-century Brazilian poetry by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works by fourteen Brazilian poets with translations by Elizabeth Bishop, Paul Blackburn, Ashley Brown, Jane Cooper, Richard Eberhart, Barbara Howes, June Jordan, Galway Kinnell, Jean R. Longland, James Merrill, W.S. Merwin, Louis Simpson, Mark Strand, Jean Valentine, Richard Wilbur, and James Wright
Poems by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
20 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bishop is one of America's greatest writers, and her art is loved and admired by readers and fellow poets alike. The poems that make up Bishop's small and select body of work display honesty and humor, grief and acceptance, observing nature and human nature with painstaking accuracy. Her poems often start outwardly, with geography and landscape--from New England and Nova Scotia, where she grew up, to Florida and Brazil, where she later lived-- and move inexorably toward "the interior," exploring as they do fundamental questions of knowledge and perception, love and solitude, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos
Poems : North & South ; A cold spring by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
6 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voices & visions ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
College course in American poetry presents the lives and poetry of 13 major poets
The poems of Octavio Paz by Octavio Paz( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of poems by Spanish American poet Octavio Paz
The diary of "Helena Morley " by Helena Morley( Book )
12 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertaald uit het Portugees
Prose by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bishop's prose is not as well-known as her poetry, but she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer, too, as the publication of her letters has shown. Her stories often border on memoir, and vice versa. From her college days, she could find the most astonishing yet thoroughly apt metaphors to illuminate her ideas. This volume--edited by the poet, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, and Bishop scholar Lloyd Schwartz--includes virtually all her published shorter prose pieces and a number of prose works not published until after her death. Included here are her famous as well as her lesser-known stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews, and--for the first time--the original draft of Brazil, the Life World Library volume she repudiated in its published version, as well as the relevant correspondence between Bishop and the poet Anne Stevenson while the latter was writing the first book-length critical study of Bishop's work
The ballad of the burglar of Babylon by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ballad, based on an actual story about an escaped convict, Micuçú, in Rio de Janeiro that was witnessed by the author
North & south by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
11 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bishop one art ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of American Poet Elizabeth Bishop, related through photographs, readings of her poems and critical commentary by various poets and writers
50 collected songs by Ned Rorem( )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chamber music by John Harbison( )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bishop, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Bishop
בישופ, אליזבט
בישופ, אליזבט 1911-1979
בישופ, אליזבת 1911-1979
English (383)
Portuguese (2)
French (1)
Hebrew (1)