One Art: Letters of Elizabeth Bishop

One Art: Letters of Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop


Robert Lowell as soon as remarked, "When Elizabeth Bishop's letters are released (as they're going to be), she's going to be well-known as not just the best, yet the most prolific writers of our century." One Art is the magificent affirmation of Lowell's prediction.

From numerous thousand letters, written through Bishop over fifty years—from 1928, whilst she was once seventeen, to the day of her loss of life, in Boston in 1979—Robert Giroux, the poet's longtime good friend and editor, has chosen over missives for this quantity. In a manner, the letters contain Bishop's autobiography, and Giroux has vastly more advantageous them along with his personal specified, candid, and hugely informative advent. One Art takes us in the back of Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, absolutely exhibiting the reward for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a good artist.

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