Marianne Moore

Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'

Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'


Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 493 pp., $20 paper


Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Saskia Hamilton

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 339 pp., $16 paper

Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker

The Complete Correspondence

Edited by Joelle Biele

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 426 pp., $35

There are many reasons to celebrate this year's centenary of Elizabeth Bishop's birth, not least of which is the enduring power of her writing and that she led by and large a productive and happy life. She was a survivor and a fierce defender of her own work. Yes, her childhood was rocky; yes, her death at age...