The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop

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Read The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 Online Free - Highly regarded throughout her prestigious literary career, and today seen as an undeniable master of her art, Elizabeth Bishop remains one of America's most influential and widely acclaimed poets. This is the definitive collection of her work. The Complete Poems includes the books North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel, and Geography III, as well as previously uncollected poems, translations, and juvenilia.

Title : The Complete Poems, 1927-1979
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ISBN : 0374518173
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Roxanne rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 24, 2007

I really wanted to like this collection. I did enjoy One Art: One Art The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn...

Alan rated it ★★★★★

May 30, 2013

I cannot be objective: Bishop was a friend since HS, throughout the Vassar College years and beyond, of my mentor and patron Rhoda Sheehan; in fact, Bishop rented Rhoda's "Hurricane House" that floated over Westport Harbor in the '38 hurricane. That's where I met her once, individually, and asked...

Jenna rated it ★★★★★

April 10, 2016

Very few Bishop poems touch overtly on the subject of romantic love. The following poem does, and it tugs on one's heartstrings as deftly as any Lucinda Williams country song: "Insomnia" The moon in the bureau mirror looks out a million miles (and perhaps with pride, at herself, but she never, never s...

David rated it ★★★★★

July 08, 2016

The brown enormous odor he lived by was too close, with its breathing and thick hair, for him to judge. The floor was rotten; the sty was plastered halfway up with glass-smooth dung. Light-lashed, self-righteous, above moving snouts, the pigs' eyes followed him, a cheerful stare-- even to the sow that...

soulAdmitted rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 08, 2017

Io ho delle serie resistenze riguardo al periodo ittico di Elizabeth Bishop. Non so: “aria che sa di merluzzo” e raschiare scaglie e triglie, tovaglie e stoviglie (da pesce, presumibilmente). Anche riguardo alla sua fase ornitologica sono ritrosissima. Un po’ come mi capita con il periodo botanico...

Bryant rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2009

In the May 14, 2009 issue of The London Review of Books, Colm Tóibín writes that in the poems of Elizabeth Bishop, "Description was a desperate way of avoiding self-description; looking at the world was a way of looking out from the self." He goes on to say that "The fact that the world was there...

Juliana rated it ★★★★☆

February 24, 2016

4,5 stars. I wrote about this book here: Questions of displacement - #readwomen

Lee rated it ★★★★★

December 29, 2017

Better with every reading.

Sasha rated it ★★★☆☆

July 18, 2012

Elizabeth, I liked some of your poems, found some of them beautiful, or touching or delicately structured. Not especially profound, but you don't strike me as having invested much in the profound, rather the fleeting, the unintended and the suddenly honest. You also did not speak often of love,...

Ffiamma rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2013

"i lost two cities, lovely ones. and, vaster, some realms i owned, two rivers, a continent. i miss them, but it wasn't a disaster. - even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture i love) i shan't have lied. it's evident the art of losing's not too hard to master though it may look like (write it!)...

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