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Reading Elizabeth Bishop: An Edinburgh Companion

Jonathan Ellis


A comprehensive and original guide to Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry and other writing, including correspondence, literary criticism, prose fiction and visual art. Celebrating Elizabeth Bishop as an international writer with allegiances to various countries and literary traditions, this collection of essays explores how Bishop moves between literal geographies like Nova Scotia, New England, Key West and Brazil and more philosophical categories like home and elsewhere, human and animal, insider and outsider. The book covers all aspects and periods of the author’s career, from her early writing in th ... More

Keywords: Elizabeth Bishop, poetry, identity politics, literary criticism, literary influence, memory, psychoanalysis, race, travel writing, visual poetics

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474421331
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Ellis, editor

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Part I Identity

Part II Thought

Part III Poetry

Part IV Prose

14 Migrating Letters

Sophie Baldock

Part V Other Places, Other People

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