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A Novelist in the Poet’s Village: On Elizabeth Bishop by Colm Toíbín

On Elizabeth Bishop Colm Toíbín Princeton University Press, 2015 1. The critic David Kalstone said about Elizabeth Bishop in 1977 that “she is probably the most honored yet most elusive of contemporary poets.” How does one capture such an elusive prize? This is the challenge faced by Colm Toíbín. Bishop upped the ante as well […]

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