Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth BishopViking #ad - An illuminating new biography of one of the greatest american poets of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop"Love Unknown points movingly to the many relationships that moored Bishop, keeping her together even as life—and her own self-destructive tendencies—threatened to split her apart. The wall street journal elizabeth bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that "Elizabeth had more talent for life—and for poetry—than anyone else I've known.
This new biography reveals just how she learned to marry her talent for life with her talent for writing in order to create a brilliant array of poems, prose, and letters—a remarkable body of work that would make her one of America's most beloved and celebrated poets. Bishop moved through extraordinary mid-twentieth century worlds with relationships among an extensive international array of literati, musicians, visual artists, scholars, and politicians—along with a cosmopolitan gay underground that was then nearly invisible to the dominant culture.
Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop #ad - Drawing on fresh interviews and newly discovered manuscript materials, "one art, " perhaps her most famous, was linked in equal part to an "art of finding, Travisano illuminates that the "art of losing" that Bishop celebrated with such poignant irony in her poem, " that Bishop's art and life was devoted to the sort of encounters and epiphanies that so often appear in her work.
. In love unknown, thomas travisano, founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, tells the story of the famous poet and traveler's life.
PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - This new edition offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, questions of knowledge and perception, to Brazil and Florida, where she grew up, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.
A boston globe best poetry book of 2011this is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike. Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up.
On Elizabeth Bishop Writers on Writers Book 7Princeton University Press #ad - What emerges is a compelling double portrait that will intrigue readers interested in both Bishop and Tóibín. For tóibín, the secret of Bishop's emotional power is in what she leaves unsaid. A compelling portrait of a beloved poet from one of today's most acclaimed novelistsIn this book, novelist Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences—the American poet Elizabeth Bishop.
. Ranging across her poetry, and biography, prose, letters, Tóibín creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a novelist and how her experiences of loss and exile resonate with his own. Exploring bishop’s famous attention to detail, objects, through precise descriptions of particular settings, Tóibín describes how Bishop is able to convey great emotion indirectly, and events.
On Elizabeth Bishop Writers on Writers Book 7 #ad - He examines how bishop’s attachment to the nova scotia of her childhood, new york, is related to her early loss of her parents—and how this connection finds echoes in Tóibín’s life as an Irish writer who has lived in Barcelona, despite her later life in Key West and Brazil, and elsewhere. Beautifully written and skillfully blending biography, and brazil, key west, and descriptions of Tóibín’s travels to Bishop’s Nova Scotia, literary appreciation, On Elizabeth Bishop provides a fresh and memorable look at a beloved poet even as it gives us a window into the mind of one of today’s most acclaimed novelists.
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for BreakfastMariner Books #ad - A shapely experiment, mixing memoir with biography. Elizabeth bishop fuses sympathy with intelligence, sending us back to Bishop’s marvelous poems. Wall street journal since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s most revered poets.
Marshall is a skilled reader who points out the telling echoes between Bishop’s published and private writing. Her account is enriched by a cache of revelatory, recently discovered documents. Marshall’s narrative is smooth and brisk: an impressive feat. New york times Book Review. And yet she has never been fully understood as a woman and artist.
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast #ad - Megan marshall makes incisive and moving use of a newly discovered cache of Bishop’s letters to reveal a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares. By alternating the narrative line of biography with brief passages of memoir, Megan Marshall, who studied with Bishop in her storied 1970s poetry workshop at Harvard, offers the reader an original and compelling glimpse of the ways poetry and biography, subject and biographer, are entwined.
The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their CircleFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Lowell and hardwick are acutely intelligent observers of marriages, and friends, children, and of the feelings that their personal crises gave rise to. The dolphin letters, is a debate about the limits of art—what occasions a work of art, masterfully edited by Saskia Hamilton, what moral and artistic license artists have to make use of their lives as material, what formal innovations such debates give rise to.
Centered on the letters they exchanged with each other and with other members of their circle—writers, Mary McCarthy, and publishers, telling the story of the dramatic breakup of their twenty-one-year marriage and their extraordinary, friends, and Adrienne Rich—the book has the narrative sweep of a novel, Caroline Blackwood, intellectuals, but late, including Elizabeth Bishop, reconciliation.
The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle #ad - Lowell’s controversial sonnet-sequence the dolphin for which he used hardwick’s letters as a source and his last book, Day by Day, were written during this period, as were Hardwick’s influential books Seduction and Betrayal: Essays on Women in Literature and Sleepless Nights: A Novel. The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literatureThe Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years of Lowell’s life 1970 to 1977, a time of personal crisis and creative innovation for both writers.
The crisis of lowell’s the dolphin was profoundly affecting to everyone surrounding him, and Bishop’s warning to Lowell—“art just isn’t worth that much”—haunts.
Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert LowellFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Robert lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you have always been my favorite poet and favorite friend. The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with lowell left her feeling "picked up again to the proper table-land of poetry, " and she once begged him, "Please never stop writing me letters—they always manage to make me feel like my higher self I've been re-reading Emerson for several days.
Neither ever stopped writing letters, from their first meeting in 1947 when both were young, newly launched poets until Lowell's death in 1977. The substantial, its incisive snapshots and portraits of people and places, notable for its sustained conversational brilliance of style, and its delicious literary gossip, its wealth of literary history, revealing—and often very funny—interchange that they produced stands as a remarkable collective achievement, as well as for the window it opens into the unfolding human and artistic drama of two of America's most beloved and influential poets.
Essays OneFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - On display is the development and range of one of the sharpest, most capacious minds writing today. In essays one, for the first time, gathered a selection of essays, commentaries, Davis has, and lectures composed over the past five decades. Jonathan franzen has called her “a magician of self-consciousness, ” while Rick Moody hails her as "the best prose stylist in America.
And for claire messud, “Davis's signal gift is to make us feel alive. Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’s gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia DavisLydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare.
Essays One #ad - In this first of two volumes, her subjects range from her earliest influences to her favorite short stories, from John Ashbery’s translation of Rimbaud to Alan Cote’s painting, and from the Shepherd’s Psalm to early tourist photographs.
The Dolphin: Two Versions, 1972-1973Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - This new edition, includes scans of the pages of Lowell’s original manuscript, which follows the 1973 edition, giving us a look into the brilliant and complicated mind of one of our most beloved and distinguished poets. This book, half fiction, an eelnet made by man for the eel fightingmy eyes have seen what my hand did.
Winner of the 1974 pulitzer prize in poetry, the celebrated writer and critic Elizabeth Hardwick, The Dolphin was controversial from the beginning: many of the poems include the letters that Robert Lowell’s wife, wrote to him after he left her for the English socialite and writer Caroline Blackwood.
The Dolphin: Two Versions, 1972-1973 #ad - He was warned by many, among them Elizabeth Bishop, that “art just isn’t worth that much. Nevertheless, these poems are a powerful document of an impulsive love, and a moving record of Lowell’s change from one life and marriage in America to a new life on new terms with a new family in England, rendered with the stunning technical power and control for which he was so celebrated.
I have sat and listened to too manywords of the collaborating muse, and plotted perhaps too freely with my life, not avoiding injury to others, not avoiding injury to myself—to ask compassion.
The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and PracticeW. W. Norton & Company #ad - In short, tone-shifting, the art of voice explores the myriad ways to create a distinctive poetic voice, essayistic chapters and an appendix of thirty stimulating exercises, including vernacular, speech register, authoritative statement, and using secondary voices. An award-winning poet, teacher, and “champion of poetry” Neil Genzlinger, New York Times demystifies the elusive element of voice.
In this accessible and distilled craft guide, acclaimed poet Tony Hoagland approaches poetry through the frame of poetic voice, that mysterious connective element that binds the speaker and reader together. Rich with lively examples” new york times Book Review, The Art of Voice provides a compelling introduction to contemporary poetry and an invaluable guide for any practicing writer.
One Art: LettersFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - One art takes us behind bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, the striving for perfection, fully displaying the gift for friendship, questing, and the passionate, rigorous spirit that made her a great artist. Robert lowell once remarked, "when elizabeth Bishop's letters are published as they will be, she will be recognized as not only one of the best, but one of the most prolific writers of our century.
One art is the magificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction. From several thousand letters, the poet's longtime friend and editor, to the day of her death, when she was seventeen, written by Bishop over fifty years—from 1928, in Boston in 1979—Robert Giroux, has selected over five hundred missives for this volume.
One Art: Letters #ad - In a way, the letters comprise Bishop's autobiography, candid, and Giroux has greatly enhanced them with his own detailed, and highly informative introduction.