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The definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets

This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognised as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by poets and readers alike. Bishop's poems combine humour and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape -- from New England, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived -- human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos. This new edition -- edited by Saskia Hamilton -- offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentieth-century poetry.


One of the greatest poets of the twentieth century

William Boyd, Guardian

When we read her, we enter the classical serenity of a new country

Robert Lowell

If ever there was a poet whose every scrap of writing should be in print, that poet must be Elizabeth Bishop

Christopher Reid

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    March 15, 2011

    Chatto & Windus

    368 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook


    November 27, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    368 pages

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Also by Elizabeth Bishop



The Old Man and the Sea
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Norwegian Wood
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
So Long, See You Tomorrow
The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen
District Nurse on Call
The Runaway
Anil's Ghost
Circe And The Cyclops
Speak, Old Parrot
Collected Poetry
The Taste of River Water
A Shropshire Lad And Other Poems
In the Flesh
The Georgics
Poems Of John Keats
Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained