Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry

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Columbia University Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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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 Starting from an unpublished love poem discovered in a ...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

Contents

I In the Footsteps of Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil
1
It is marvellous to wake up together
27
The Bodys Roses
53
Times Andromedas
80
The Mappings of North South
99
For a World Minute and vast and clear
118
Miss Bishop and Miss Moore
135
Skunk and Armadillo
162
Brazilian Choices
192
The Gallery of Her Glance
223
Geography III
242
Last Poems
269
ENDNOTES
287
INDEX
293
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Ken Richardson is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Human Development and Learning at the Open University, U.K. He is the author of Understanding Psychology, Understanding Intelligence, Models of Cognitive Development, and Origins of Human Potential.

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