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“It is no exaggeration to say that these stories will be read beside her poems, as Keat’s letters are beside his . . . ‘The Sea & Its Shore’ and ‘In Prison’ [are] worthy of Kafka or Poe.” —David Kalstone, The New York Times Book Review“A stunning collection. . . . These are the kind of stories you should linger over, savor, and rediscover again and again.” —Elin Schoen, Mademoiselle“A record of merciless observation, full of surprises both tragic and comic . . . Again and again, in these pages, it is the precision that astonishes . . . So often what Bishop gives us are these small, exact glimpses of the mundane, shorn of all rhetorical indulgence. But when looking is thus transformed, will any word but ‘vision’ do?” —April Bernard, Newsday
Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79) won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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