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Elizabeth Bishop: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan F. S. Post

March 2022

ISBN: 9780198851417

184 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Elizabeth Bishop has been described as the 'best-loved' poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century. This book explores the published poems at the core of her remarkable canon of verse, along with her letters and other writings, and draws out key themes of the environment, balance, and ideas of love and loss.

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Elizabeth Bishop has been described as the 'best-loved' poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century. This book explores the published poems at the core of her remarkable canon of verse, along with her letters and other writings, and draws out key themes of the environment, balance, and ideas of love and loss.

  • Explores the published poems of Elizabeth Bishop, the 'best-loved' poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century
  • Sets Bishop's poetry and other writings within the context of her life and aesthetic values
  • Draws out key themes of the environment, balance, and ideas of love and loss across Bishop's work
  • Part of the Very Short introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Jonathan F. S. Post, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of English, UCLA

<b>Jonathan F. S. Post</b> is Distinguished Research Professor of English, UCLA, former Chair of the Department and Dean of Humanities, and the author of numerous studies of poetry in the Early Modern and Modern periods of literature. Post is the author of The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry (2013); A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht (2018); and Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction (2017).

Table of Contents

    1:Less is more: a world in miniature
    2:Formal matters
    3:'The Armadillo', the art of description, and 'Brazil, January 1, 1502'
    4:Poetry and painting
    5:Love known
    6:Late travel poems
    Epilogue, with acknowledgements
    Timeline
    References
    Further reading
    Index