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Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell Paperback – March 16, 2010
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They lived apart, continents apart, but close in spirit. Their letters are gossipy, smart, unguarded, critical of each others' work, supportive through triumphs and awful trials. They say things to each other that they never would have voiced aloud. (Sometimes they get catty, and mostly they are right.)
As their careers progress, you follow a poem by poem progression. The letters made me aware of the extent to which their poems were written in response to the work of the other, and the importance of their prose and translation to the poems for which they are now famous.
It's a nice book too, a good design, and a fine thing in hand. My only complaint is that the footnotes (which are fascinating) are printed in a tiny font that's almost too small for my tired eyes.
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I'm very much enjoying the writing and content however, the book appeared to have been used and arrived very damaged. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeralee Chapman
Glad I did'nt order the hardcover version, this is a BIG book. Looking forward to leasurly reading, learning about an interesting couple.Published on August 19, 2013 by Kathryn Wise