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Author Name:    BISHOP, Elizabeth). BIELE, Joelle, ed.

Title:   Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker : The Complete Correspondence. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2011, ISBN:9780374281380 

Seller ID:   112230

(BISHOP, Elizabeth). Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker : The Complete Correspondence. Edited by Joelle Biele. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (6),v-lxii,(2),3-421,(11), + 8 p. of black and white illustrations. 8vo, cream paper covered boards with metallic green lettering to spine. "'I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc. -- with heaps of used commas and semi-colons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their contexts and dying all over the floor,' Elizabeth Bishop wrote upon learning a friendhad landed a job at The New Yorker in the early 1950s. Bishop published th e vast majority of her poems in the magazine's pages and her relationship with the magazine went back to 1933 and continued until her death in 1979. During forty years of correspondence, hundreds of letters passed between Bishop and her editors, Charles Pearce, Katharine White, and Howard Moss. In these letters Bishop discussed the ideas and inspiration for her poems whilesharing news about her travels and life in Brazil, while her editors offer ed generous support, commentary, and friendship. Their correspondence provides an unparalleled look into Bishop's writing process, the relationship between a poet and her editors, the internal workings of The New Yorker, and the process of publishing a poem. As these poems and stories move from manuscript page to print, 'Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker' gives us a rareglimpse into the artistic development of one of the twentieth century's gr eatest poets." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00


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