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Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell


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ISBN 10: 0374185433 / ISBN 13: 9780374185435
Verlag: U.S.A.: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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SUPERB for anyone interested in 20th century letters. Poet to poet. Scintillating letters by two eager to communicate great writers. This is a first printing of the hardback first edition, a highly desirable volume produced with all the care of this great publisher. Protected perfect unclipped jacket. Clean and tight binding, handsomely printed. Language: eng. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-18811910134

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Titel: Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence ...

Verlag: U.S.A.: Farrar Straus Giroux

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Auflage: 1st Edition.

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Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend." The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling "picked up again to the proper table-land of poetry," and she once begged him, "Please never stop writing me letters―they always manage to make me feel like my higher self (I've been re-reading Emerson) for several days." Neither ever stopped writing letters, from their first meeting in 1947 when both were young, newly launched poets until Lowell's death in 1977. The substantial, revealing―and often very funny―interchange that they produced stands as a remarkable collective achievement, notable for its sustained conversational brilliance of style, its wealth of literary history, its incisive snapshots and portraits of people and places, and its delicious literary gossip, as well as for the window it opens into the unfolding human and artistic drama of two of America's most beloved and influential poets.

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"The task of assembling and editing [the letters] has been fulfilled in exemplary manner by Thomas Travisano, author of an excellent critical study of Elizabeth Bishop, and Saskia Hamilton, who three years ago admirably edited Robert Lowell's letters . . . This volume takes its place, along with the correspondence between Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov, or Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin, as consummate examples of wit, affection, and indeed--in the case of Bishop and Lowell--love."

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