Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil

Author: Bethany Hicok

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813938554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de Macedo Soares and with the country itself set her on another course, and Brazil became her home for nearly two decades. In this groundbreaking new study, Bethany Hicok offers Bishop’s readers the most comprehensive study to date on the transformative impact of Brazil on the poet’s life and art. Based on extensive archival research and travel, Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazil argues that the whole shape of Bishop’s writing career shifted in response to Brazil, taking on historical, political, linguistic, and cultural dimensions that would have been inconceivable without her immersion in this vibrant South American culture. Hicok reveals the mid-century Brazil that Bishop encountered--its extremes of wealth and poverty, its spectacular topography, its language, literature, and people--and examines the Brazilian class structures that placed Bishop and Macedo Soares at the center of the country’s political and cultural power brokers. We watch Bishop develop a political poetry of engagement against the backdrop of America’s Cold War policies and Brazil’s political revolutions. Hicok also offers the first comprehensive evaluation of Bishop’s translations of Brazilian writers and their influence on her own work. Drawing on archival sources that include Bishop’s unpublished travel writings and providing provocative new readings of the poetry, Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazil is a long-overdue exploration of a pivotal phase in this great poet’s life and work.
Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Bethany Hicok
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de Macedo Soares and with the country itself set her on another course, and Brazil became her home for
A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's
Language: en
Pages: 17
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Bishop's "Brazil, January 1,1502," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your
Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil and After
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: George Monteiro
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-23 - Publisher: McFarland

"This study explores how Bishop's personal and literary experience in Brazil influenced her work culturally, historically, and linguistically. Focusing on the "Brazilian" characteristics of Bishop's work as well as some of the major poems she composed before settling in Brazil, this volume offers fresh perspective on one of the 20th
An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: Elizabeth Bishop, Emanuel Brasil
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

In Portuguese and English.
Elizabeth Bishop and Brazil
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Jessica Reese Goudeau
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

Elizabeth Bishop's phenomenal rise in the academic canon is due in large part to the way her writings about Brazil correlate with current critical concerns. However, U.S. scholars have relied on an inchoate understanding of Bishop's sociohistorical contexts as she performed complicated and at times contradictory Brazil(s). Using Yi-Fu Tuan's