A Poet's High Argument: Elizabeth Bishop and Christianity

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781570037627: A Poet's High Argument: Elizabeth Bishop and Christianity
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Elizabeth Bishop grew up in a thoroughly Protestant household and, according to Corelle (English, Babson College) she used that experience as a tool to promote agnosticism. Corelle believes Bishop appropriated traditional genres of Protestant literature, namely allegory, pastoral elegy and spiritual autobiography, to present a subversive critique of Christian language and imagery and promote her own beliefs. In a new reading of some of the poet's most celebrated and enigmatic work, Corelle maps the complex influences of Christian language and literature and Bishop's use of both in promoting agnosticism. She tracks Bishop's early life and subsequent commitment to agnosticism, her study of traditional genres and her intentional application of them to suit her own purposes, and her spirited, but not necessarily entirely spiritual, engagement with orthodox Christianity. Annotation 2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Laurel Snow Corelle has taught at Boston University, Babson College and elsewhere.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 34.95
US$ 45.17

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Laurel Snow Corelle
Published by University of South Carolina Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, United States, 2008. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is an exploration of the underlying dialogue with Christianity in the works of a prominent American agnostic poet.In this original study of Elizabeth Bishop s lifelong engagement with Christianity, Laurel Snow Corelle illuminates the ways in which Bishop s Protestant childhood and reading of Christian literature, coupled with her deep commitment to agnosticism, inform the works of this former poet laureate of the United States. Corelle sees in Bishop s writing a sophisticated and sustained interrogation of orthodoxy that exquisitely balances Bishop s religious upbringing with her agnostic stance.Corelle immerses the reader in Bishop s works and world in order to convey the rigor, subtlety, and complexity of the poet s dialogue with Christianity and its literature. Bishop was a self-proclaimed nonbeliever; yet she grew up in two devout Protestant homes, and she studied Christian literature throughout her life. As a result some of the perspectives and prejudices voiced in her verse are transparently Protestant. Placing Bishop s work in direct relation to some of her favorite Christian texts, Corelle locates her within the intellectual milieu of post - World War II America in which she wrote.This study, which spans the course of Bishop s poetry and draws as well on her letters and prose, illustrates how she incorporated allusions to scripture and Protestant sacraments in a subversive critique of organized Christianity and how her appropriation of three traditional genres common to Christian literature - allegory, pastoral elegy, and spiritual autobiography - advanced her own poetic purposes. Seller Inventory # AAN9781570037627

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Laurel Snow Corelle
Published by Univ of South Carolina Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1570037620

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Laurel Snow Corelle
Published by University of South Carolina Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, United States, 2008. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is an exploration of the underlying dialogue with Christianity in the works of a prominent American agnostic poet.In this original study of Elizabeth Bishop s lifelong engagement with Christianity, Laurel Snow Corelle illuminates the ways in which Bishop s Protestant childhood and reading of Christian literature, coupled with her deep commitment to agnosticism, inform the works of this former poet laureate of the United States. Corelle sees in Bishop s writing a sophisticated and sustained interrogation of orthodoxy that exquisitely balances Bishop s religious upbringing with her agnostic stance.Corelle immerses the reader in Bishop s works and world in order to convey the rigor, subtlety, and complexity of the poet s dialogue with Christianity and its literature. Bishop was a self-proclaimed nonbeliever; yet she grew up in two devout Protestant homes, and she studied Christian literature throughout her life. As a result some of the perspectives and prejudices voiced in her verse are transparently Protestant. Placing Bishop s work in direct relation to some of her favorite Christian texts, Corelle locates her within the intellectual milieu of post - World War II America in which she wrote.This study, which spans the course of Bishop s poetry and draws as well on her letters and prose, illustrates how she incorporated allusions to scripture and Protestant sacraments in a subversive critique of organized Christianity and how her appropriation of three traditional genres common to Christian literature - allegory, pastoral elegy, and spiritual autobiography - advanced her own poetic purposes. Seller Inventory # AAN9781570037627

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Laurel Snow Corelle
Published by University of South Carolina Press
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781570037627

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Corelle, Laurel Snow
Published by University of South Carolina Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, 2008. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9781570037627

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Corelle, Laurel Snow
Published by Univ of South Carolina Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 139 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1570037620

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Laurel Snow Corelle
Published by Univ of South Carolina Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1570037620

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 68.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Laurel Snow Corelle
Published by Univ of South Carolina Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 1570037620 ISBN 13: 9781570037627
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1570037620n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 113.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds