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God and Elizabeth Bishop : meditations on religion and poetry

Author: Cheryl Walker
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In God and Elizabeth Bishop, Cheryl Walker explores contemporary religious issues raised by the life and poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, invoking a broad discussion of religious poetry from many traditions. Challenging recent academic practice, Walker suggests that Bishop's work might have particular significance to modern Christians. She reminds the reader of the rich history of religious poetry in the English  Read more...
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Named Person: Elizabeth Bishop; Elizabeth Bishop; Elizabeth Bishop, Schriftstellerin.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Walker
ISBN: 1403966311 9781403966315
OCLC Number: 57069186
Description: xi, 157 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Time and eternity --
Beginnings --
Elizabeth Bishop: an unconventional life --
2. The fall --
Ashes, ashes ... --
The fortunate fall --
The prodigal --
Roosters --
New, tender, and quick --
3. Love and longing --
Putting love into action --
The filling station --
Comic relief --
Mysteries are not to be solved --
Infant sight --
4. Suffering meaning --
The nature of things --
The dark night of the soul --
The end of the road --
A comic interlude --
At the fishhouses --
5. Blessed are the poor --
Unreasonable charity --
The dignity of affliction --
I-thou --
Critical practices --
The still, small voice --
Wit's wisdom --
6. Assent --
Jacob's ladder --
Nothing but plenty --
Dividing the heart --
Coming together --
Otherworldiness --
Good to eat a thousand years.
Responsibility: Cheryl Walker.
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"In God and Elizabeth Bishop, Cheryl Walker explores contemporary religious issues raised by the life and poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, invoking a broad discussion of religious poetry from many traditions. Challenging recent academic practice, Walker suggests that Bishop's work might have particular significance to modern Christians. She reminds the reader of the rich history of religious poetry in the English language while contextualizing the work of a great American poet."--Jacket.

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