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Geography III: Poems (FSG Classics)

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Geography III: Poems (FSG Classics)

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Whether writing about waiting as a child in a dentist's office, viewing a city from a plane high above, or losing items ranging from door keys to one's lover in the masterfully restrained "One Art," Elizabeth Bishop somehow conveyed both large and small emotional truths in language of stunning exactitude and even more astonishing resonance. As John Ashbery has written, "The private self . . . melts imperceptibly into the large utterance, the grandeur of poetry, which, because it remains rooted in everyday particulars, never sounds ‘grand,' but is as quietly convincing as everyday speech."

The modern American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) received the Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for her collection Poems: North & South. A Cold Spring, the National Book Award for The Complete Poems (1969), the National Book Critics' Circle Award in 1976, and many other distinctions and accolades for her work. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She traveled widely as an adult, living for years in France and then Brazil, before returning to the United States.

ISBN: 9780374530655

ISBN-10: 9780374530655

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 03/18/2008 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/18/2008 - 12:00am

Pages: 64

Language: English

Categories

Poetry / American

Poetry / Women Authors