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Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop Joseph Breitenbach

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She traveled widely as an adult, living for years in France and then Brazil, before returning to the United States.

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Exchanging Hats

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited and with an introduction and afterword by William Benton

When the distinguished art critic Meyer Schapiro said that Elizabeth Bishop “writes poems with a painter’s eye,” Bishop was “very flattered: I’d love to be...

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Poems

Elizabeth Bishop

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011 This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America’s greatest poets, increasingly...

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Prose

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited by Lloyd Schwartz

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...

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I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken...

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