The Resource Remembering Elizabeth Bishop : an oral biography, Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau

Remembering Elizabeth Bishop : an oral biography, Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau

Label
Remembering Elizabeth Bishop : an oral biography
Title
Remembering Elizabeth Bishop
Title remainder
an oral biography
Statement of responsibility
Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely regarded as one of America's finest poets, Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) led a turbulent life. She moved from place to place, struggled with alcoholism, and experienced a series of painful losses, even as she won numerous awards for her precise and brilliant poetry. This book presents over 120 interviews with relatives, friends, colleagues, and students, edited and arranged chronologically to follow her from birth to death. To situate the interviews - many conducted by the late Peter Brazeau - Gary Fountain has added a second stream of narrative, based on extensive research in Bishop's published and unpublished writings. The result is a more complete and detailed portrait of the poet than heretofore available - a volume in which those who knew her best bear witness to her life and work. Of particular importance are the detailed descriptions of Bishop's early years, personal relationships, and the dramatic events that shaped her career. Among the interviewees are numerous prominent intellectual and artistic figures, including John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Robert Duncan, Robert Fitzdale and Arthur Gold, Robert Fitzgerald, Dana Gioia, Robert Giroux, Clement Greenberg, Thom Gunn, John Hollander, Richard Howard, James Laughlin, Mary McCarthy, James Merrill, Howard Moss, Katha Pollitt, Ned Rorem, Lloyd Schwartz, Anne Stevenson, Mark Strand, Rosalyn Tureck, Helen Vendler, and Richard Wilbur. Their recollections provide a telling counterpoint to Bishop's own accounts in her letters and other published works and should lead to a reevaluation of many aspects of her life and to reinterpretations of her poems and prose
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fountain, Gary
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.I785
LC item number
Z683 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brazeau, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Bishop, Elizabeth (Schriftstellerin)
  • Poets, American
  • Poètes américains
  • Poétesses américaines
  • Friendship
  • Poets, American
  • Biographie
Label
Remembering Elizabeth Bishop : an oral biography, Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-382) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 408 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780870239366
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94014811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30154980
  • (OCoLC)ocm30154980
Label
Remembering Elizabeth Bishop : an oral biography, Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-382) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 408 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780870239366
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94014811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30154980
  • (OCoLC)ocm30154980

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