Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop

Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop

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Gathers twenty-five years of the poet's conversations with various interviewers, in which she discusses personal experiences, principal themes, the authors who influenced her, and other subjectsa linguist as well: Someone called her not long ago and said, aquot;Hey, if I read you six lines of poetry in German will you translate it?aquot; aquot;Wea#39;re ... When the cherry blossoms bloom the Chair of Poetry hauls out its Memorial Day poems to meet the deluge of requests for something appropriate to the occasion. ... It was no easy job but the staff did successfully ferret out a poem about New York city and tenements.

Title:Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop
Author:Elizabeth Bishop, George Monteiro
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 1996


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