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Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979

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Works: 787 works in 1,756 publications in 6 languages and 83,363 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Short stories  History  Diaries  Musical settings  Art music 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Editor, Other, Creator, Lyricist, Performer, Compiler, Translator, Author of introduction, Librettist, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3503.I785, 811.54
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The complete poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
75 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,617 libraries worldwide
A collection of 149 poems by the author
American poetry : the twentieth century ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,361 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 collected prose by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
52 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,116 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A compilation of fiction and nonfiction includes both previously published and hitherto unpublished stories, such as In the Village, The Housekeeper, and Gwendolyn and nonfiction works discovered among the author's papers after her death
The complete poems by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
46 editions published between 1933 and 1999 in English and held by 1,703 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
Brazil by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,610 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
Geography III by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
29 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Miss Bishop's fifth book of poetry includes such recent works as Crusoe in England, Five Flights Up, and the prose poem 12 O'Clock News
Questions of travel; [poems] by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
The publication of this book is a literary event. It is Miss Bishop's first volume of verse since Poems, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955. This new collection consists of two parts. Under the general heading "Brazil" are grouped eleven poems including "Manuelzinho," "The Armadillo," "Twelfth Morning, or What You Will," "The Riverman," "Brazil, January 1, 1502" and the title poem. The second section, entitled "Elsewhere," includes others "First Death in Nova Scotia," "Manners," "Sandpiper," "From Trollope's Journal," and "Visits to St. Elizabeths." In addition to the poems there is an extraordinary story of a Nova Scotia childhood, "In the Village." Robert Lowell has recently written, "I am sure no living poet is as curious and observant as Miss Bishop. What cuts so deep is that each poem is inspired by her own tone, a tone of large, grave tenderness and sorrowing amusement. She is too sure of herself for empty mastery and breezy plagiarism, too interested for confession and musical monotony, too powerful for mismanaged fire, and too civilized for idiosyncratic incoherence. She has a humorous, commanding genius for picking up the unnoticed, now making something sprightly and right, and now a great monument. Once her poems, each shining, were too few. Now they are many. When we read her, we enter the classical serenity of a new country."
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 957 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 )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 934 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 )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 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 )
11 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
Voices & visions ( visu )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
College course in American poetry presents the lives and poetry of 13 major poets
The diary of "Helena Morley " by Helena Morley( Book )
15 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
This diary was kept by the author (Alice Dayrell Brant) when she was between the ages of twelve and fifteen (1893-1895), and living in Diamantina, a small diamond mining town in southeastern Brazil. The little girl describes her homework, her love of parades and dresses, her father who could scarcely make a living in the mines, and her most beloved grandmother
50 collected songs by Ned Rorem( score )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
The ballad of the burglar of Babylon by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 358 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 )
13 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in English and French and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A mirror on which to dwell : (six poems of Elizabeth Bishop) : for soprano and chamber orchestra by Elliott Carter( score )
18 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Dear Elizabeth : five poems & three letters to Elizabeth Bishop by May Swenson( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
"Between 1950 and 1979, May Swenson and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged over 260 letters. Their letters have interested scholars of American poetry for the commentary they contain on important work that each poet was publishing at the time, but equally for what these letters reveal about the relationship between the two writers. In Dear Elizabeth, three letters and five poems from Swenson to Bishop, including an unfinished draft never published before, are gathered into one small volume with an insightful essay by scholar and poet Kirstin Hotelling Zona. This brief but intense collection offers a surprising and revealing glimpse of a complicated relationship between two very different women and very different poets, both of whom made unquestionably major contributions to American poetry of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
One art : letters by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"This collection is a magnificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction. From several thousand letters, written over fifty years - from 1928 when she was seventeen (and already a poet) to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979 - Robert Giroux, her editor during her lifetime, has selected over 500 and has written a detailed and informative introduction." "In one sense, Elizabeth Bishop's letters constitute her autobiography, including the story of her love for Lota Soares in Brazil, which ended with Lota's tragic suicide fifteen years later. They also record her intense relationships with her early mentor Marianne Moore and later with Robert Lowell. For Bishop, letter-writing was a joy and a necessity, an embodiment of the links between people, but also a facet of her art, conjuring the world in words. Some letters are carefully composed, elegant in style; some are spontaneous and witty, alive with unexpected detail; some contain poems sent as gifts; others are cries from the heart. Sometimes she ponders on her childhood, on her struggle to create, or to resist drink, but more often she responds fully and vividly to the immediate moment, the color of the sky, the books she has been reading, the friend she misses, the meal she is cooking, the toucan or cat she is observing, the room she is painting in a "Harlequinade" pattern of big colored diamonds." "One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, displaying to the full the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great poet."--Jacket
Poems, prose, and letters by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"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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Alternative Names
Bishop Elizabeth
Elizabet Bišop
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop Amerikaans dichteres (1911-1979)
Elizabeth Bishop amerikansk författare och poet
Elizabeth Bishop amerikansk skribent og poet
Elizabeth Bishop amerykańska poetka
Elizabeth Bishop poetă americană
Elizabeth Bishop poete amerikane
Elizabeth Bishop poetessa e scrittrice statunitense
Elizabeth Bishop poetessa estatunidenca
Elizabeth Bishop poétesse américaine
Elizabeth Bishop Poetisa estadounidense
Elizabeth Bishop US-amerikanische Dichterin und Schriftstellerin
Elizabetha Bishop
Элизабет Бишоп американская поэтесса
אליזבת' בישופ משוררת אמריקאית
בישוף, אליזבת 1911-1979
בישופ, אליזבט
בישופ, אליזבט 1911-1979
בישופ, אליזבת 1911-1979
إليزابيث بيشوب
إليزابيث بيشوب شاعرة أمريكية
الیزابت بیشاپ شاعر و نویسنده آمریکایی
엘리자베스 비숍
エリザベス・ビショップ
ビショップ・エリザベス
伊丽莎白·毕晓普
伊莉莎白·畢曉普
Languages
English (461)
Spanish (8)
French (7)
German (4)
Portuguese (3)
Hebrew (1)
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