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Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

Autor(a) de The complete poems, 1927–1979

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About the Author

An American poet, Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1911. Following the death of her father and the extended illness of her mother, Bishop was raised by relatives. During World War I she lived in Nova Scotia. She graduated from Vassar in 1934 and later traveled in Europe and mostrar mais Africa. For many years she lived in Brazil. She returned to the United States in 1970. In 1945, North and South, Bishop's first book, was published. Her Complete Poems (1969) won the National Book Award in 1970. With Emanuel Brasil, Bishop coedited An Anthology of Twentieth Century Brazilian Poetry (1972) Her influence on other poets was not obvious during her life, but many have tried to emulate her distinctive talent, and her reputation continues to grow. Bishop died in 1979. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Elizabeth Bishop

The complete poems, 1927–1979 (1983) 2,007 cópias
Poems, Prose, and Letters (2008) 314 cópias
Geography III (1976) 312 cópias
Poems (2011) 297 cópias
One Art (1994) 292 cópias
The Collected Prose (1984) 279 cópias
Brazil (1962) 94 cópias
Prose (2011) 74 cópias
An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry (1972) — Editor; Tradutor — 71 cópias
The Complete Poems (1969) 70 cópias
Poems (2011) 53 cópias
Questions of Travel (1965) 51 cópias
Exchanging Hats: Paintings (1996) 44 cópias
Poems / Prose (2011) 41 cópias
North & South (1946) 21 cópias
Miracolo a colazione (1980) 17 cópias
Poemas escolhidos (2012) 14 cópias
Una locura cotidiana (1992) 8 cópias
Antología poética (2003) 7 cópias
Il mare e la sua sponda (2006) 7 cópias
Gedichte zweisprachig (2018) 3 cópias
Obra completa (2016) 3 cópias
Poemas (2000) 3 cópias
Soguk Bir Bahar (1997) 3 cópias
Selected Poems 3 cópias
Casabianca 1 exemplar(es)
The imaginary iceberg 1 exemplar(es)
The moose 1 exemplar(es)
Norte Y Sur (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
The Fish 1 exemplar(es)
Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Ploughshares Vol.2 No.4 (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Un printemps froid (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Dai libri di geografia 1 exemplar(es)
Poetry 1 exemplar(es)
Una antologia de poesia brasilena (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Der stille Wahn (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
寫給雨季的歌 1 exemplar(es)
L' arte di perdere (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Poem / Elizabeth Bishop 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,565 cópias
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,268 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições929 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 762 cópias
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuinte — 552 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições446 cópias
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições385 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuinte, algumas edições289 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 281 cópias
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 223 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuinte — 183 cópias
Eight American Poets: An Anthology (1994) — Editor, algumas edições181 cópias
The Diary of "Helena Morley" (1942) — Tradutor, algumas edições167 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições109 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Travelling in the Family: Selected Poems (1986) — Tradutor, algumas edições40 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop (1996) — Associated Name — 25 cópias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Selected Poetry, 1937-1990 (Wesleyan Poetry) (1994) — Tradutor — 20 cópias
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Life and letters today, November 1938 (1938) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Life and letters today, Spring 1936 (1936) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Life and letters today, Spring 1937 (1937) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Direction Vol.1 No.3 (April-June 1935) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
BISHOP, Elizabeth
Data de nascimento
1911-02-08
Data de falecimento
1979-10-06
Local de enterro
Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Causa da morte
cerebral aneurysm
Locais de residência
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cliftondale, Massachusetts, USA
Key West, Florida, USA
Petropolis, Brazil
North Haven, Maine, USA
Educação
Vassar College (AB|1934)
Walnut Hill School
North Shore Country Day School
Saugus High School
Ocupação
poet
short-story writer
literary critic
translator
painter
Relacionamentos
Moore, Marianne (friend)
Lowell, Robert (friend)
Soares, Lota de Macedo (lover)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1976)
Academy of American Poets (chancellor, 1966-79)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1968)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1954)
Harvard University (teacher)
Premiações
Shelley Memorial Award (1953)
Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship in Poetry (1957-1958)
Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets (1964)
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1949-1950)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1951)
Lucy Martin Donnelly fellowship (1956) (mostrar todas 14)
Order of Rio Branco (1969)
Harriet Monroe Poetry Award (1974)
Elizabeth Bishop House
Neustadt International Prize for Literature (1976)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1956)
National Book Award for Poetry (1970)
National Book Critics Circle Award (1977)
New York Writers Hall of Fame (2010)

Membros

Resenhas

This is a book I'll keep dipping into in front of the fire, the poems at hand, without concern for finishing.
 
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featherbooks | outras 3 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Thought I would love this collection but I was left feeling lukewarm. While In the Waiting Room and Night City were my favorites, I didn't really feel much for the other poems.
 
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cbwalsh | outras 4 resenhas | Sep 13, 2023 |
Possibly my favorite poem of all time, "Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell, is dedicated to Elizabeth Bishop, so I had to check her out.

Many of these poems are impressionistic, capturing a moment - like "Late Air". Some use extended metaphor, like "The Unbeliever" - taking a line from John Bunyan about the dangers of unbelief and twisting it into something different - making it seem that the atheist is both able to dream differently than those on the deck below:

Asleep he was transported there
asleep he curled
in a gilded ball at the mast's top,
or climbed inside
a gilded bird, or blindly seated himself astride

The metaphor becomes something strange and mysterious - what is the unbeliever? A dreamer? A sage?

Bishop likes to weave natural imagery in with the emotions and ideas expressed in her poems - a classic example is "The Fish", where the defeat of the veteran fish by the fisherman is problematized by the imagery of the decrepit boat, where there is a "pool of bilge / where oil had spread a rainbow / around the rusted engine"

The fish is something noble battling against the crude ugly trappings of man.
… (mais)
 
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jonbrammer | outras 23 resenhas | Jul 1, 2023 |
I have never read correspondence before (except in epistolary novels) so I was pleasantly surprised by how readable it was. These letters cover a 30 year span which allows the reader to really get to know Bishop and Lowell. I would recommend either reading their poetry first or having it handy to refer to as (not surprisingly) there are a lot of references to specific poems (even to specific lines or words in the poems).
 
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leslie.98 | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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