On Elizabeth Bishop

Title

On Elizabeth Bishop

Authors

Colm Tóibín

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

"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

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Princeton University Press

City

Princeton

State

NJ

Award

2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | History | Nonfiction

Comments

Writers on Writers Series

On Elizabeth Bishop

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