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The Centenary Edition
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Prose by Elizabeth Bishop
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Although Elizabeth Bishop is perhaps better known as a masterful poet, she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as this centenary edition of her prose demonstrates. From her witty, unforgettable portraits of Marianne Moore and the Sitwells to her engaging childhood recollections of Canada and Massachusetts, her writing reflects a life-long fascination with memory and travel, and her unique eye and ear for people and places.This new volume - edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Lloyd Schwartz - includes virtually all her published shorter prose pieces and a number of prose works not published until after her death. Included here are her stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews, and - for the first time - the original draft of Brazil, the Life World Library volume she repudiated in its published version, as well as extensive selections from the correspondence between Bishop and the poet Anne Stevenson while the latter was writing the first book-length critical study of Bishop's work. Here is a rich and revealing selection, and the indispensible companion to the Poems.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1911 and graduated from Vassar College in 1934. She travelled widely as an adult, living in Paris, Mexico, New York, Florida, and, for more than a decade, Brazil, before returning to the United States. Her work was immediately prized for its distinctive clarity, precision, and depth, and she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, among others. Over time she has come to be acknowledged as one of America's greatest poets. She died in Boston in 1979.
Release date NZ
February 17th, 2011
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Chatto & Windus
Pages
528
Dimensions
153x234x38
ISBN-13
9780701186272
Product ID
9334616

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