Elizabeth Bishop's World War II-Cold War View

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Palgrave, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 173 pages
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Elizabeth Bishop's World War II - Cold War View, offers a comprehensive portrayal of the poet in mid-century America. The elusive story of Bishop's national, cultural, and literary politics during World War II - Cold War period finally is brought into sharp focus - as the book traces her life and writing from the war years in Key West through her tenure as the 1949-1950 national poet laureate at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Our understanding of Bishop is reshaped by this study's ability to move back and forth between a wide-ranging cultural critique of mid-20th century America and a careful, close, and chronological reading of the poet.

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In this fascinating study of the year Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) spent as poet laureate of the United States, Roman (English, Washington State Univ.) paints a compelling portrait of the United States ... Read full review

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CAMILLE ROMAN is Associate Professor of English at Washington State University. She has co-edited many books and is currently co-editing the three volume anthology American Poetry, 1650-2000.

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