[PDF] Elizabeth Bishop Her Poetics of Loss by Susan McCabe | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Start free trial
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop

Her Poetics of Loss
Susan McCabe
Start free trial
shareBook
Share book
pages
296 pages
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly)
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android

Elizabeth Bishop

Her Poetics of Loss
Susan McCabe
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

Elizabeth Bishop represents a full-scale examination of Bishop's work—poetry, prose, and selected unpublished material—to reveal how personal loss becomes implicated in her vision of self as fluid and unfixed and, at the same time, how gender and sexual identity inform the experience of loss in the act of writing. Susan McCabe argues that Bishop counters modernist claims for an autonomous art object and an impersonal artist; Bishop's writing never represents an escape into perfected forms, but instead calls attention to the processes of language that construct identity. McCabe emphasizes how personal experience is deeply enmeshed with Bishop's poetics. Bishop's project returns to her early losses—the death of her father and her mother's madness—and uses them to disclose the instability of the concepts of self or place through a rhetoric of indeterminacy and uncertainty. Although Bishop has recently begun to receive the critical attention she deserves, this book uniquely brings loss to the foreground in connection with identity, gender, and the fashioning of a feminist poetics.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Penn State University Press
Year
1994
ISBN
9780271076836
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Feminist Literary Criticism

Table of contents