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Elizabeth Bishop : the restraints of language

Author: Carole Doreski
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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This illuminating study examines Elizabeth Bishop's rhetorical strategies and the way they shape the formal and thematic movements of her poetry and stories. Unlike other recent studies of Bishop, Doreski's does not concern itself primarily with her visual imagery, but rather deals with her poetry as a series of linguistic strategies designed to create the maximum illusion of representation while resisting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Doreski, Carole.
Elizabeth Bishop.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92030152
Named Person: Elizabeth Bishop; Elizabeth Bishop; Elizabeth Bishop
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Doreski
ISBN: 1423735595 9781423735595 1601299117 9781601299116 9780195079661 0195079663 1280443251 9781280443251
OCLC Number: 191935772
Description: 1 online resource (180 p.)
Contents: A Note on References; Introduction: The Restraints of Language; 1 Deconstructing Images; 2 Romantic Rhetorics; 3 The Absent Mother; 4 The Childish Dusk; 5 Native Knowledge; 6 Crusoe at Home; Conclusion: "The End of March"; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: C.K. Doreski.

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This illuminating study examines Elizabeth Bishop's rhetorical strategies and the way they shape the formal and thematic movements of her poetry and stories. Unlike other recent studies of Bishop, Doreski's does not concern itself primarily with her visual imagery, but rather deals with her poetry as a series of linguistic strategies designed to create the maximum illusion of representation while resisting the romantic devices of self-revelation and solipsistic narration. Doreski argues that Bishop takes advantage of the inadequacies of language, and with a postmodern sense of limitation explo.

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