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«In Worcester, Massachusetts»- Essays on Elizabeth Bishop

From the 1997 Elizabeth Bishop Conference at WPI


Laura Jehn Menides and Angela G. Dorenkamp

« In Worcester, Massachusetts»: Essays on Elizabeth Bishop reflects the growing interest in the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). The thirty-four contributors to the volume - scholars, creative writers, poets, translators, and biographers - offer essays on a fascinating array of topics: Bishop's crucial and troubled relationship with her birthplace, Worcester, Massachusetts; Bishop as translator and translated; her poetics, travels, and sexual and racial politics; her paintings; her manuscripts and methods of composition; and her place in the canon of American literature.