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Author: Elizabeth Bishop; Robert Giroux; Lloyd Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, ©2008.
Series: Library of America, 180.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"James Merrill described Elizabeth Bishop's poems as "more wryly radiant, more touching, more unaffectedly intelligent than any written in our lifetime" and called her "our greatest national treasure." Robert Lowell said, "I enjoy her poems more than anybody else's."" "This collection offers a full-scale presentation of a writer of startling originality, at once passionate and reticent, adventurous and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979.
Poems, prose, and letters.
New York : Library of America : Distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, ©2008
(OCoLC)609333607
Named Person: Elizabeth Bishop; Elizabeth Bishop; Elizabeth Bishop
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bishop; Robert Giroux; Lloyd Schwartz
ISBN: 9781598530179 1598530178
OCLC Number: 166359968
Notes: "Robert Giroux & Lloyd Schwartz selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume"--Page [vii].
Description: xvii, 979 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: North & south --
A cold spring --
Questions of travel --
From The complete poems --
Geography III --
Late poems --
Uncollected poems --
Unpublished poems and drafts --
Translations from The birds / Aristophanes --
Personal essays, reminiscences, and reporting --
Stories --
Literary statements and reviews --
Letters.
Series Title: Library of America, 180.
Other Titles: Works.
Poems, prose, & letters
Responsibility: Elizabeth Bishop.

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"James Merrill described Elizabeth Bishop's poems as "more wryly radiant, more touching, more unaffectedly intelligent than any written in our lifetime" and called her "our greatest national treasure." Robert Lowell said, "I enjoy her poems more than anybody else's."" "This collection offers a full-scale presentation of a writer of startling originality, at once passionate and reticent, adventurous and perfectionist. It presents all the poetry that Bishop published in her lifetime, in such classic volumes as North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel, and Geography III. In addition it contains an extensive selection of unpublished poems and drafts of poems (several not previously collected), as well as all her published poetic translations, ranging from a chorus from Aristophanes' The Birds to versions of Brazilian sambas." "Poems, Prose, and Letters brings together as well most of her published prose writings, including stories; reminiscences; travel writing about the places (Nova Scotia, Florida, Brazil) that so profoundly marked her poetry; and literary essays and statements, including a number of pieces published here for the first time. The book is rounded out with a selection of Bishop's engaging and self-revelatory letters. Of the 53 letters included here, written between 1933 and 1979, a considerable number are printed for the first time, and all are presented in their entirety."--Jacket.

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