BISHOP, Elizabeth). PICKARD, Zachariah.
Title: Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Description. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 2009, ISBN:9780773535053
Seller ID: 111567
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). PICKARD, Zachariah. Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Description. Montreal & Kingston, London, Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press, (2009). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,(2),-212. 8vo, black paper covered board with silver lettering to spine. "Many readers are struck by Elizabeth bishop's use of clear, striking descriptions of the physical world, but no scholar has ever analysed how Bishop's commitment to description shapes her writing and thinking. 'Elizabeth Bisop's Poetics of Description' argues that attention to the material realm informs everything Bishop does. Seen through the lens, many familiar topics look remarkably different. Bishop's relationship to travel, epiphany, surrealism, and imagery are all transformed and a timely new Bishop emerges -- one quite different from the postmodern poet that has dominated recent scholarship. Zachariah Picard eschewsacademic jargon and concentrates on the poems themselves as well as on a n umber of key prose passages that have long been overlooked. His study combines scholarly rigor with clarity and common sense to present a moving new account of Bishop's work that will appeal to educated readers within and without the academy." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 50.00