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Author Tóibín, Colm, 1955- author.

Title On Elizabeth Bishop / Colm Tóibín.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    811.54 BISHOP,E TOI    Available
Description 209 pages ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Writers on writers
Writers on writers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205).
Contents No detail too small -- One of me -- In the village -- The art of losing -- Nature greets our eyes -- Order and disorder in Key West -- The escape from history -- Grief and reason -- The little that we get for free -- Art isn't worth that much -- The Bartók bird -- Efforts of affection -- North American light.
Summary "In this book, novelist Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences--the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging across her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Tóibín creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a novelist and how her experiences of loss and exile resonate with his own. What emerges is a compelling double portrait that will intrigue readers interested in both Bishop and Tóibín"-- Jacket.
Subject Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780691154114 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0691154112 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

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