Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry

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Columbia University Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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Traces the evolution of Elizabeth Bishop's poetry through her writings, including unpublished and unfinished works, and examines how her work was influenced by her lesbianism and alcoholism

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Elizabeth Bishop: the biography of a poetry

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As its title implies, this study reads Bishop's poems, books of poems, and the sequence of those books with reference to the poet's life. Starting from an unpublished love poem discovered in a ... Read full review

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Lorrie Goldensohn is most recently the author of "Dismantling Glory: Twentieth-Century Soldier Poetry," which was nominated for the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award. "Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry" received a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990. Her poetry and critical essays have appeared in journals and periodicals since 1965.

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