Elizabeth Bishop

Rebel "In Shades and Shadows</I>

by Xiaojing Zhou (Author)
Monographs XI, 199 Pages
Series: Studies in Modern Poetry, Volume 11


Elizabeth Bishop, one of the most admired American poets of the twentieth century, occupies a unique place in American poetry. Bishop's poems have inspired poets of various schools and intrigued critics, who find her work difficult to categorize. This study explores the theoretical grounds and enabling conditions for Bishop's distinct poetry, drawing from Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogism and Bishop's own artistic theories elaborated in her prose, notebooks, and letters. Focusing on Bishop's continuous efforts to test the limits of poetic forms, it sheds new light on the artistic merits and significance of Bishop's oeuvre.


XI, 199
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Wien, 1999. XI, 199 pp.

Biographical notes

Xiaojing Zhou (Author)

The Author: Zhou Xiaojing is Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo. She received her Ph.D. in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has published widely in scholarly journals.


Title: Elizabeth Bishop