Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop

Her Artistic Development

Book - 1988
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This important work is the first book-length critical study of an underrated poet. In it, borrowing a distinction from one of her early poems, Travisano aptly... marks Bishop's development from solitary 'map-maker' to more socially and culturally focused 'historian.' While never making biography intrusive, he frames her movement toward a more personal voice in her later poems with sensitive reference to the events and relationships of her life. Also useful is the brief mapping of Bishop's influence on other poets. Travisano's greatest strength, however, lies in his powerful and intuitive readings of several of Bishop's poems. Highly recommended.--Library Journal
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1988.
ISBN: 9780813911595
Characteristics: xi, 227 p. ; 24 cm.


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