The Collected Prose

The Collected Prose

by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Giroux
     
 

Presented in two sections, "Memory: Persons and Places" and "Stories," this book offers the collected prose writings of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79), one of America's most celebrated and admired poets. The selections are arranged not by date of compostion, but in biographical order, such that reading this volume greatly enriches one's understanding of Bishop's

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Overview

Presented in two sections, "Memory: Persons and Places" and "Stories," this book offers the collected prose writings of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79), one of America's most celebrated and admired poets. The selections are arranged not by date of compostion, but in biographical order, such that reading this volume greatly enriches one's understanding of Bishop's life—and thus her poetry as well. "Bishop's admirers will want to consult her Collected Prose for the light it sheds on her poetry," as David Lehman wrote in Newsweek. "They will discover, however, that it is more than just a handsome companion volume to [her] Complete Poems. . . . Bishop's clean, limpid prose makes her stories and memoirs a delight to read. . . . One regrets only that this volume cannot be added to in years to come."

Editorial Reviews

David Kalstone
It is no exaggeration to say these stories will be read beside her poems. . .(some are) worthy of Kafka or Poe. -- The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780701128104
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/17/1994
Pages:
304

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) remains one of America's most celebrated and admired postwar poets. She won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her verse, and served as Poetry Consultant at the Library of Congress in 1949-50.

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