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Prose

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Elizabeth Bishop's prose is not nearly 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 are often on the borderline of 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 shorterprose pieces and a number of prose works not published until after her death. Here are her famous as well as her lesser-known stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews, and--for the first time--her original draft of Brazil , the Time/Life volume she repudiated in its published version, and the correspondence between Bishop and the poet Anne Stevenson, the author of the first book-length volume devoted to Bishop.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374532734
0374532737
Branch Call Number: 808.888 BI
Characteristics: x, 507 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Lloyd 1941-

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Jul 29, 2013

I was led to this book by Michael Sledge's 2010 very good fictionalized biography of Elizabeth Bishop and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the sections in this selection of Bishop's prose.

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