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Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Bishop

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ISBN-10: 1107672546

ISBN-13: 9781107672543

Edition: 2013

Authors: Angus Cleghorn, Jonathan Ellis

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Elizabeth Bishop is increasingly recognized as one of the twentieth century's most important and original poets. Initially celebrated for the minute detail of her descriptions, what John Ashbery memorably called her "thinginess," Bishop's reputation has risen dramatically since her death, in part due to the publication of new work, including letters, stories, and visual art, as well as a controversial volume of uncollected poems, drafts, and fragments. This Companion engages with key debates surrounding the interpretation and reception of Bishop's published and unpublished writing in relation to questions of biography, the natural world, and politics. Individual chapters focus on well-known texts such as North & South, Questions of Travel, and Geography III, while offering fresh readings of the significance of Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, and Brazil to Bishop's life and work. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume explores the full range of Bishop's artistic achievements and the extent to which the posthumous publications have contributed to her enduring popularity.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dr. Jonathan Ellis is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Art and Memory in the Work of Elizabeth Bishop (Ashgate, 2006). His articles and essays on twentieth-century poetry have appeared in various journals, including English, The Journal of Modern Literature, Mosaic, PN Review and Poetry Ireland Review. He is currently co-editing (with Angus Cleghorn) The Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Bishop (2014).

Introduction
Contexts and Issues
Bishop and biography
Bishop, history, and politics
Bishop: race, class, and gender
Bishop and the natural world
Bishop and the poetic tradition
Major Works
In the village: Bishop and Nova
Becoming a poet: from north to south
Home, wherever that may be: poems and prose of Brazil
Back to Boston: Geography III and other late poems
Bishop's correspondence
Bishop and visual art
Bishop's posthumous publications
Bibliography and guide to further reading
Index