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An American poet, Elizabeth Bishop was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1911. Following the death of her father and the extended illness of her mother, Bishop was raised by relatives. During World War I she lived in Nova Scotia. She graduated from Vassar in 1934 and later traveled in Europe and Africa. For many years she lived in Brazil. She returned to the United States in 1970. In 1945, North and South, Bishop's first book, was published. Her Complete Poems (1969) won the National Book Award in 1970. With Emanuel Brasil, Bishop coedited An Anthology of Twentieth Century Brazilian Poetry (1972) Her influence on other poets was not obvious during her life, but many have tried to emulate her distinctive talent, and her reputation continues to grow. Bishop died in 1979. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The complete poems, 1927–1979 1,874 copies, 22 reviews
Poems, Prose, and Letters 287 copies, 1 review
Geography III 280 copies, 4 reviews
One Art 271 copies, 1 review
The Collected Prose 259 copies, 2 reviews
Poems 236 copies, 2 reviews
Brazil 88 copies
The Complete Poems 69 copies, 1 review
Prose 62 copies
Poems 42 copies, 2 reviews
Exchanging Hats: Paintings 40 copies, 1 review
Poems / Prose 36 copies
North & South 20 copies
Obra completa 3 copies
Poemas 2 copies
Poems 1 copy
Poetry 1 copy
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (Contributor) 1,469 copies, 9 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 857 copies, 7 reviews
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 672 copies, 3 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 476 copies, 11 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 409 copies, 1 review
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 355 copies, 1 review
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 276 copies, 3 reviews
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 267 copies, 2 reviews
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 255 copies, 4 reviews
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (Contributor) 240 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2001 (Contributor) 211 copies
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Contributor) 209 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 171 copies, 20 reviews
Love Letters (Contributor) 164 copies, 1 review
Eight American Poets: An Anthology (Editor, some editions) 161 copies
The Diary of "Helena Morley" (Translator, some editions) 150 copies, 2 reviews
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 140 copies, 1 review
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (Contributor) 113 copies, 1 review
Emergency Kit (Contributor, some editions) 100 copies, 1 review
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
American Sonnets: An Anthology (Contributor) 59 copies
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
Travelling in the Family: Selected Poems (Translator, some editions) 35 copies
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop (Associated Name) 23 copies
The Penguin book of the ocean (Contributor) 19 copies
Modern Women Poets (Contributor) 14 copies
Alfabet op de rug gezien (Contributor) 9 copies

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