Sunday, July 18, 2010

Book Review: Michael Sledge's "The More I Owe You," A Novel About the Brazilian Life and Love of Elizabeth Bishop - By Brenda Wineapple (The New York Times Review of Books)

The poet Elizabeth Bishop entered the Brazilian port of Santos on a damp, drizzly morning in November 1951, glimpsing warehouses painted in fading colors of pink, yellow and blue. Marianne Moore had seen her off in New York with the gift of a pot of white chrysanthemums. It wouldn’t be a long visit, or so the two friends assumed, never suspecting that Bishop would make a home in Brazil for the next 17 years, mostly with the charismatic architect Lota de Macedo Soares, whom she had met in 1942 in New York ... read more

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