Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast. Megan Marshall, Elizabeth Bishop.
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

ISBN: 9780544617308
New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Megan Marshall. "Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America's best-loved poets. And yet- painfully shy and living out of public view in Key West and Brazil, among other hideaways- she has never been seen so fully as a woman and an artist. Megan Marshall makes incisive and moving use of a newly discovered cache of Bishop's letters- to her psychiatrist and to three of her lovers- to reveal a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with the Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares...Finally, in this intimate portrait of a life lived for- and saved by- art, Marshall captures the enduring magic of Bishop's creative achievement." (from front flap) The acclaimed biography of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), among the most popular & beloved American poets of the twentieth century, by Megan Marshall, the Pulitzer Prize-winning (for her 2013 biography of Margaret Fuller) author, journalist & scholar. Marshall herself was a student of Bishop in her fabled poetry workshop at Harvard University during the 1970s. With captioned historic photographs interspersed throughout the text of Bishop & co. including Robert Lowell et al. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $30 price & "0217" printed on front flap), first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. On the title page, below her printed name which she has partially crossed-out, Marshall has hand-signed her name in bold black ink. An essential & collectible Bishop biography, enriched in rarity with Marshall's signature. Book in very fine condition with only a few faint scratch-rubbings to front blank black board; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of covers & spine; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4836]

Price: $35.00