Elizabeth Bishop's World War II-Cold War View offers the first comprehensive portrayal of the poet in mid-century America. The elusive story of Bishop's national, cultural, and literary politics during the World War II-Cold War period is finally brought into sharp focus as the book traces her life and writing from the war years spent in Key West through her tenure as the 1949-1950 national poet laureate. Our understanding of Bishop is completely reshaped by this study's unique ability to easily move back and forth between a wide-ranging cultural critique of mid-twentieth-century America and a careful, close, and chronological reading of the poet. Roman's study is ideal for students of American poetry, contemporary poetry, and American literature.
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 173
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2090
"In this fascinating study of the year Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) spent as poet laureate of the United States, Roman paints a compelling portrait of the United States just as it was throwing itself into the Cold War. Well written, succinct, and highly recommended." --Diane Gardner Premo, "Library Journal"
..".Roman's detailed and sensitive analysis adds greatly to the reader's understanding of the poet and her work."--A.E. McKim, "Choice"
..".increases our knowledge of Bishop's work and enhances our understanding of the...context in which it was produced."--"-The New England Quarterly"