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ISBN10: 0374226407
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Robert Lowell once remarked, "When Elizabeth Bishop's letters are published (as they will be), she will be recognized as not only one of the best, but one of the most prolific writers of our century." One Art is the magificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction.

From several thousand letters, written by Bishop over fifty years—from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979—Robert Giroux, the poet's longtime friend and editor, has selected over five hundred missives for this volume. In a way, the letters comprise Bishop's autobiography, and Giroux has greatly enhanced them with his own detailed, candid, and highly informative introduction. One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, fully displaying the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great artist.

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From several thousand letters, written over fifty years - from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979 - Robert Giroux has selected over five hundred and has written a detailed and informative introduction. One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, displaying to the full the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great poet.

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Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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susanwoo, September 2, 2006 (view all comments by susanwoo)
One Art............One life............One time around.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374226404
Subtitle:
Letters
Editor:
Giroux, Robert
Editor:
Giroux, Robert
Author:
Bishop, Elizabeth
Author:
Giroux, Robert
Author:
Giroux, Robert
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Correspondence
Subject:
Bishop, elizabeth, 1911-1979
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Women poets, American
Subject:
Women poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Subject:
LIT014000
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19950930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
668
Dimensions:
8.81 x 6.72 x 1.77 in

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From several thousand letters, written over fifty years - from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979 - Robert Giroux has selected over five hundred and has written a detailed and informative introduction. One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, displaying to the full the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great poet.

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