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Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection

Linda Anderson


This book explores Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, from her early days at Vassar College to her last great poems in Geography III and the later uncollected poems. Drawing on Bishop's notebooks and letters, the book situates Bishop both in her historical and cultural context and in terms of her own writing process, where the years between beginning a poem and completing it, for which Bishop is legendary, are seen as a necessary part of their composition. The book begins by offering a new reading of Bishop's relationship with Marianne Moore and with modernism. Through her journeys to Europe, Bishop, ... More

Keywords: poetry, Geography III, Marianne Moore, modernism, Europe, surrealism, poems, Elizabeth Bishop, visual artists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748665747
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Anderson, author
Newcastle University