Exchanging Hats - Elizabeth Bishop Paintings by William Benton
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.
Contains 40 of Elizabeth Bishop's pictures and an anthology of her formal and informal prose on the subject of art and artists. The book includes her scenes of New York, Newfoundland, Florida, Yuccatan and Brazil, and occasional portraits and still lives.
First edition, hardback, published in 1997 by Carcanet Press. 106 pages, 42 paintings illustrated.
In good condition.