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Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments

ISBN-10: 0374530769

ISBN-13: 9780374530761

Edition: N/A

Authors: Elizabeth Bishop, Alice Quinn, Elizabeth Q. Bishop

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From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published somenbsp;ninety poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary form and some embodied in extensive drafts.Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Boxpresents, alongside facsimiles of many notebook pages from which they are drawn, poems Bishop began soon after college, reflecting her passion for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique; love poems and dream fragments from the 1940s; poems about her Canadian childhood; and many other works that heretofore have been quoted almost exclusively in biographical and critical studies. nbsp; This revelatory and moving selection brings us into the poet's laboratory, showing us the initial provocative images that movednbsp;Bishop to begin a poem, illustrating terrain unexplored in the work published during her lifetime.nbsp;Editor Alice Quinn has also mined the Bishop archives for rich tangential material that illuminates the poet's sources and intentions.
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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An American poet, Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1911. Following the death of her father and the extended illness of her mother, Bishop was raised by relatives. During World War I she lived in Nova Scotia. She graduated from Vassar in 1934 and later traveled in Europe and Africa. For many years she lived in Brazil. She returned to the United States in 1970. In 1945, North and South, Bishop's first book, was published. Her Complete Poems (1969) won the National Book Award in 1970. With Emanuel Brasil, Bishop coedited An Anthology of Twentieth Century Brazilian Poetry (1972) Her influence on other poets was not obvious during her life, but many have tried to emulate her distinctive talent, and her reputation continues to grow. Bishop died in 1979.

Introduction
A Note on the Text
Poems from Youth
"I introduce Penelope Gwin..."
"Once on a hill I met a man..."
1929-1936: College, New York, Europe, Florida
"A lovely finish I have seen..."
Good-Bye
For a Pair of Eyebrows
Apologia
A Warning to Salesmen
Washington as a Surveyor
Three Poems
Song-for the Clavichord
In the Tower
Valentine V
"The past..."
"We went to the dark cave of the street-corner..."
Luxembourg Gardens
In a Room
Naples, Fla-'36
1937-1950: Key West, Washington, D.C., Yaddo, Nova Scotia
"What would be worst of all..."
Villanelle
"Under such heavy clouds of love..."
Dream
Florida
Money
Valentine
"We hadn't meant to spend so much time..."
"From the shallow night-long graves..."
The Street by the Cemetery
"It is marvellous to wake up together..."
Florida Deserta
For A.B.
The Salesman's Evening
Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box
Key West
Hannah A.
After the Rain
The Soldier and the Slot-Machine
Full Moon, Key West
"The walls went on for years & years..."
Stoves & Clocks
Little Thaw in January
"Don't you call me that word, honey..."
Current Dreams
The Museum
The Traveller to Rome
Dear Dr.
"I had a bad dream..."
"In the golden early morning..."
"In a cheap hotel..."
To the Admirable Miss Moore
Homesickness
The Owl's Journey
On the Prince of Fundy
1951-1967: Brazil, Seattle, New York
Crossing the Equator
Young Man in the Park
For M.B.S., buried in Nova Scotia
"One afternoon my aunt and I..."
Syllables
"Where are the dolls who loved me so..."
A Short, Slow Life
Suicide of a Moderate Dictator
To Manuel Bandeira, With Jam and Jelly
The Grandmothers
St. John's Day
The moon burgled the house
A Baby Found in the Garbage
Letter to Two Friends
New Year's Letter as Auden Says
Foreign-Domestic
Miami
Keaton
Mimoso, Near Death
Brasil, 1959
On the Amazon
"Let Shakespeare & Milton..."
(For the window-pane)
The Blue Chairs (that dream)
Gypsophilia
To the Brook
All afternoon the freighters-Rio
Mimosas in Bloom
Rainy Day, Rio
Apartment in Leme
Something I've Meant to Write About for 30 Years
For T.C.B.
"Dear, my compass..."
"Close close all night..."
The Pretender
Inventory
1968-1979: San Francisco, Ouro Preto, Cambridge, Boston
"Far far away there, where I met..."
Aubade and Elegy
A Drunkard
Vague Poem (Vaguely love poem)
For Grandfather
Swan-Boat Ride
"A mother made of dress-goods..."
Breakfast Song
Belated Dedication
Memory of Baltimore
Travelling, A Love Poem
Salem Willows
Just North of Boston
Dicky and Sister
(Florida Revisited)?
Sammy
Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle
Appendix
Mechanics of Pretence: Remarks on W. H. Auden
Verdigris
Homesickness
True Confessions
Suicide of a (Moderate) Dictator-A Report in Verse & Prose
Mrs. Sullivan Downstairs
"Writing poetry is an unnatural act..."
Making the Wallpaper Come Off the Wall
The Fairy Toll-Taker
Ungracious Poem
Notes on the "Elegy" poem
Drafts of "One Art"
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index of Titles and First Lines