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The Resource Elizabeth Bishop : a miracle for breakfast, Megan Marshall

Elizabeth Bishop : a miracle for breakfast, Megan Marshall

Label
Elizabeth Bishop : a miracle for breakfast
Title
Elizabeth Bishop
Title remainder
a miracle for breakfast
Statement of responsibility
Megan Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets. Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America's best-loved poets. And yet -- painfully shy and living out of public view in Key West and Brazil, among other hideaways -- she has never been seen so fully as a woman and an artist. Megan Marshall makes incisive and moving use of a newly discovered cache of Bishop's letters -- to her psychiatrist and to three of her lovers -- to reveal a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with the Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares. These elements of Bishop's life, along with her friendships with poets Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell, are brought to life with novelistic intensity. And by alternating the narrative line of biography with brief passages of memoir, Marshall, who studied with Bishop in her storied 1970s poetry workshop at Harvard, offers the reader a compelling glimpse of the ways poetry and biography, subject and biographer, are entwined. Finally, in this riveting portrait of a life lived for -- and saved by -- art, Marshall captures the enduring magic of Bishop's creative achievement"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, Megan
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.I785
LC item number
Z767 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Poets, American
  • Women and literature
  • Poets, American
  • Women and literature
  • United States
Label
Elizabeth Bishop : a miracle for breakfast, Megan Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Balcony -- Crumb -- Coffee -- River -- Miracle -- Sun
Control code
ocn932050649
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 365 pages
Isbn
9781328745637
Lccn
2016043922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026817343
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o932050649
  • (OCoLC)932050649
  • (Sirsi) b1498542
Label
Elizabeth Bishop : a miracle for breakfast, Megan Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Balcony -- Crumb -- Coffee -- River -- Miracle -- Sun
Control code
ocn932050649
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 365 pages
Isbn
9781328745637
Lccn
2016043922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026817343
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o932050649
  • (OCoLC)932050649
  • (Sirsi) b1498542

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