Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-box

Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-box

Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of unpublished drafts and partial works by the author includes pieces that were started in her early adulthood about her love for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique, dream fragments from the 1940s, and poems about her Canadian childhood.

McMillan Palgrave

From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some eighty poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary form and some embodied in extensive drafts. Edgar Allen Poe & The Juke-Box presents, alongside facsimiles of many notebook pages from which they are drawn, poems Bishop began soon after college, reflecting her passion for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique; love poems and dream fragments from the 1940s; poems about her Canadian childhood; and many other works that heretofore have been quoted almost exclusively in biographical and critical studies.

This revelatory and moving selection brings us into the poet's laboratory, showing us the initial provocative images that moved her to begin a poem, illustrating terrain unexplored in the work published during her lifetime. Editor Alice Quinn has also mined the Bishop archives for rich tangential material that illuminates the poet's sources and intentions.



Holtzbrinck
Perishable, adorable friends
each sometime ends.
--undated fragment

From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some eighty poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary form but many embodied in extensive drafts. Edgar Allen Poe & the Juke-Box presents, alongside a facsimile of the notebook page from which they are drawn, poems Bishop began soon after college, reflecting her passion for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique; love poems and dream fragments from the 1940s; poems about her Canadian childhood; and many other works that have heretofore been quoted almost exclusively in biographical and critical studies.

This revelatory and moving selection brings us into the poet's laboratory, showing us the initial provocative images that moved her to begin a poem, illustrating terrain unexplored in the work published during her lifetime, and revealing the kind of artistic resolution she exercised, keeping poems for years in mindful abeyance, and releasing only those that lived up to her exacting standard.


Blackwell North Amer
From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some eighty poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary form and some embodied in extensive drafts. Edgar Allen Poe & The Juke-Box presents, alongside facsimiles of many notebook pages from which they are drawn, poems Bishop began soon after college, reflecting her passion for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique; love poems and dream fragments from the 1940s; poems about her Canadian childhood; and many other works that heretofore have been quoted almost exclusively in biographical and critical studies.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of previously unpublished drafts and partial works by Elizabeth Bishop includes pieces that were started in her early adulthood about her love for Elizabethan verse and surrealist technique, dream fragments from the 1940s, and poems about her Canadian childhood.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374146450
0374146454
Branch Call Number: 811 BISHO
Characteristics: xx, 367 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Quinn, Alice

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