Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets.Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s most revered poets. And yet—painfully shy and living out of public view in far-flung locations like Key West and Brazil—she has never been see...

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Title:Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
Author:Megan Marshall
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ISBN:0544617304
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast Reviews

  • Amy
    May 14, 2017
    I really liked this book by Marshall - an excellent in-depth picture of one of American's great poets - and how both women overlapped in life. ...
  • Cynthia
    Feb 13, 2017
    Megan Marshall's biography of Bishop is wonderful. Marshall fits in an enormous amount of detail concerning Bishops private and professional life yet the text flows without feeling rushed. She's deft at fitting key key snippets of each poem seldom including the entire work but enough to illustrate t...
  • Leah Braswell
    Mar 10, 2017
    Hit all the right notes for me. I was completely absorbed. Marshall is an adept biographer. I was as amazed with her writing and depth of research as I was with Elizabeth's rich ljfe. ...
  • Larry Smith
    Feb 16, 2017
    Image of Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for BreakfastAuthor(s): Megan MarshallRelease Date: February 6, 2017Publisher/Imprint: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPages: 384Buy on AmazonReviewed by: Larry Smith“a delight as well as a revelation.”Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), winner of the Pulitzer ...
  • Sally
    Mar 14, 2017
    Really absorbing account of Bishop's life, with effective, attentive references to her poems. I'm not completely convinced that the author's own biographical info all belongs here, and the title does not feel representative of the work, though I really admire the bio's overall sestina-structure--an ...
  • Liz Gray
    Mar 15, 2017
    A phenomenal biography of Elizabeth Bishop, written by one of the best biographers writing today. Margaret Marshall tells Bishop's story using a wealth of resources, including recently released letters from lovers and a psychiatrist, and interleaves her subject's story with her own growth as a woman...
  • Virginia
    Mar 21, 2017
    I didn't want this biography to end. Such a compelling and endearingly flawed poet is Miss Bishop. While the story of the author's relationship with her teacher seemed tangential, by the end she brings the two parts to an interesting resolution.I wanted to have the books of poems torefer to while re...
  • Jon
    Mar 21, 2017
    Little Miracles Again and Again. That's What Her Poems Are. This is a charming biography with a personal touch that grows on you until in the end it all comes nicely together. Elizabeth Bishop is the one poet from her era who endures and endures because of her scrupulous ever honest particularity. M...
  • Jason
    Apr 11, 2017
    A clunky, underwhelming biography by an author whose failure at poetry was only the first hint of her genuine inability to craft subtle and insightful writing. Inserting oneself into another person's biography requires craft and skill, neither of which Marshall displays. Her approach is middling, he...
  • Noah
    May 11, 2017
    Solid biography of my favorite poet. I did think the poetic analysis was thin and reductive, though. Much better on the life than the poetry....