- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: August 2021
- Print publication year: 2021
- Online ISBN: 9781108856492
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108856492
Elizabeth Bishop is increasingly recognised as one of the twentieth century's most original writers. Consisting of thirty-five ground-breaking essays by an international team of authors, including biographers, literary critics, poets and translators, this volume addresses the biographical and literary inception of Bishop's originality, from her formative upbringing in New England and Nova Scotia to long residences in New York, France, Florida and Brazil. Her poetry, prose, letters, translations and visual art are analysed in turn, followed by detailed studies of literary movements such as surrealism and modernism that influenced her artistic development. Bishop's encounters with nature, music, psychoanalysis and religion receive extended treatment, likewise her interest in dreams and humour. Essays also investigate the impact of twentieth-century history and politics on Bishop's life writing, and what it means to read Bishop via eco-criticism, postcolonial theory and queer studies.
Susan Rosenbaum - University of Georgia
Alexander MacLeod - Saint Mary's University
Tristan Beach Source: The Elizabeth Bishop Blog
R. M. Roberts Source: Choice Connect
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