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Elizabeth BishopLines of Connection$
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Linda Anderson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748665747

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Elizabeth Bishop
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Linda Anderson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.003.0001

There was a time in her career when Elizabeth Bishop was wary of literary theory and literary criticism. Bishop was particularly dismissive of any attempt to read too much into her poems, even as she read widely in art criticism and was an astute critic herself. She employed face-to-face encounters and a child's point of view in her poetry, along with puns and half-rhymes. This book deals primarily with Bishop's poetry and her writing process, with emphasis on the complicated ‘lines’ that connect her poems and other writing. Drawing extensively on her letters and unpublished notebooks, it examines Bishop's richly textured words and voice, her literary and cultural context, and her connection with other important contemporary figures such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva and Melanie Klein.

Keywords:   literary theory, literary criticism, Elizabeth Bishop, poetry, letters, notebooks, Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Melanie Klein, lines

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