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

Prose Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 493 pp., $20 paper Poems 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 68 in 1979 was untimely, but it was from a...

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