The Diary of Helena Morley
By (author) Elizabeth Bishop
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Diary of Helena Morley by Elizabeth Bishop
Book DescriptionFrom Elizabeth Bishop's introduction: 'When I first came to Brazil, in 1952, I asked my Brazilian friends which Brazilian books I should begin reading ...They frequently recommended this little book, "Minha Vida de Menina" ...In English the title means "My Life as a Little Girl" or "Young Girl", and that is exactly what the book is about, but it is not reminiscences; it is a diary, the diary actually kept by a little girl between the ages of 12 and 15, in the far-off town of Diamantina, in 1893-1895 ...The more I read the book the better I liked it. The scenes and events it described were odd, remote, and long ago, and yet fresh, sad, funny and eternally true. The longer I stayed on in Brazil the more Brazilian the book seemed, yet much of it could have happened in any small provincial town or village, and at almost any period of history - at least before the arrival of the automobile and the moving-picture theatre
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844084937
(197mm x 125mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elizabeth Bishop
Poems, Prose, and Letters, Hardback (October 2014)
This collection of one of Americas great poets contains all the poetry that Bishop published in her lifetime, an extensive selection of unpublished poems and drafts, and all her published poetic translations as well as her essential published prose.
Exchanging Hats, Paperback (October 2011)
Elizabeth Bishop was a painter throughout her life, although few were aware of her originality as an artist. It was not until 1993 that her forty surviving paintings were tracked down, identified and exhibited by the poet and art critic William Benton. In this title, Bishop's subtle artworks illuminate the 'painterly' qualities of her poetry.
Prose, Paperback (February 2011)
This volume includes virtually all her published shorter prose pieces and a number of prose works not published until after her death. Here are her famous as well as her lesser-known stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews and her original draft of 'Brazil'.
Poems, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Elizabeth Bishop
Presents the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognised as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by poets and readers alike.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop (1928-79) was one of the greatest, most beloved poets of the twentieth century. 'Helena Morley' was the pseudonym of Senhora Augusto Mario Caldeira Brant, whose diary was first published for her friends in 1942.
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