Elizabeth Bishop : a very short introduction / Jonathan F.S. Post.

Author
Post, Jonathan F. S., 1947- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2022.
  • ©2022
Description
xxiii, 146 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.

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Series
Very short introductions ; 698. [More in this series]
Summary note
"Elizabeth Bishop has been described as the 'best-loved' poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the 90 or so published poems that are at the core of her remarkable canon of verse. Drawing on biographical and critical material, Jonathan Post also makes frequent use of Bishop's letters and commentary by fellow poets, including Marianne Moore, Robert Lowell, and James Merrill to illuminate her writing and contemporary landscape. Throughout, Post places Bishop's lyric poetry alongside her other poetic genres, short stories, and translations within the context of her life and aesthetic values, showing how these shaped her work. Ranging across her poems, the book covers a wide range of core themes, including Bishop's powerful use of description, the environment, balance, and ideas of love and loss, as well as looking at Bishop's interest in the visual arts"-- Amazon.ca.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Less is more: a world in miniature
  • 2. Formal matters
  • 3. 'The Armadillo', the art of description, and `Brazil, January 1, 1502'
  • 4. Poetry and painting
  • 5. Love known
  • 6. Late travel poems.
ISBN
  • 9780198851417 ((paperback))
  • 0198851413 ((paperback))
LCCN
2021947772
OCLC
1260821114
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