ELIZABETH BISHOP: POEMS AND PROSE

ELIZABETH BISHOP
2 VOLS BOXED 896pp 2011 OUT OF PRINT L985

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This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets. Bishop's poems combine humour and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape – from New England, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived – human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos. Bishop’s prose was also dazzling and compelling. This volume includes virtually all her published shorter prose pieces and a number of works only issued after her death. Here are her stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews and – for the first time – her original draft of ‘Brazil’, the volume she repudiated in its published version, and the complete extant correspondence between Bishop and the
poet Anne Stevenson.