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Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell

by David Kalstone, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore

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Becoming a Poet traces the evolution of Elizabeth Bishop's poetic career through her friendships with other poets, notably Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Published in 1989 following critic David Kalstone's death, with the help of a number of his friends and colleagues, it was greeted with uniformly enthusiastic praise. Hailed at that time as "one of the most sensitive appreciations of Elizabeth Bishop's genius ever composed" and "a first-rate piece of criticism" and "a masterpiece of understanding about friendship and about poetry," it has been largely unavailable in recent years.… (more)
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David Kalstoneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bishop, Elizabethmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lowell, Robertmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, Mariannemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Merrill, JamesAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Becoming a Poet traces the evolution of Elizabeth Bishop's poetic career through her friendships with other poets, notably Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Published in 1989 following critic David Kalstone's death, with the help of a number of his friends and colleagues, it was greeted with uniformly enthusiastic praise. Hailed at that time as "one of the most sensitive appreciations of Elizabeth Bishop's genius ever composed" and "a first-rate piece of criticism" and "a masterpiece of understanding about friendship and about poetry," it has been largely unavailable in recent years.

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