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Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop
Joseph Breitenbach

The modern American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) received the Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for her collection Poems: North & South. A Cold Spring, the National Book Award for The Complete Poems (1969), the National Book Critics' Circle Award in 1976, and many other distinctions and accolades for her work. 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.

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

Elizabeth Bishop

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Questions of Travel
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Questions of Travel

Elizabeth Bishop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Exchanging Hats
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Exchanging Hats

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited and with an introduction and afterword by William Benton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 a painter." The fact is—though not many...

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Poems / Prose [Boxed Set]
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Poems / Prose [Boxed Set]

Elizabeth Bishop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

POEMS
This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike. Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.

This new edition—edited by Saskia Hamilton—offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry.

PROSE
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 shorter prose 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 complete extant correspondence between Bishop and the poet Anne Stevenson, the author of the first book-length volume devoted to Bishop.

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Prose
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Prose

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited by Lloyd Schwartz
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Poems
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Poems

Elizabeth Bishop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011

This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language...

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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker
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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited by Joelle Biele
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 out of their contexts...

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Words in Air
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Words in Air

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell; Edited by Thomas Travisano with Saskia Hamilton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend." The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left...

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Geography III
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Geography III

FSG Classics

Elizabeth Bishop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Whether writing about waiting as a child in a dentist's office, viewing a city from a plane high above, or losing items ranging from door keys to one's lover in the masterfully restrained "One Art,"...

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Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box
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Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box

Elizabeth Bishop; Edited and Annotated by Alice Quinn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some ninety poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary...

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One Art
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One Art

Elizabeth Bishop; Selected and Edited by Robert Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From several thousand letters, written over fifty years - from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979 - Robert Giroux has selected over five hundred and has written...

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The Diary of
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The Diary of "Helena Morley"

Elizabeth Bishop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 1952, soon after her arrival in Brazil, Elizabeth Bishop asked her new Brazilian friends which of their country's books she should read. They recommended Minha Vida de Menina - a diary kept by...

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