On Elizabeth Bishop
"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
Princeton University Press
2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | History | Nonfiction
Tóibín , C. (2015). On Elizabeth Bishop. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.