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 a process whose frustrations and serendipities he describes in his introduction. Reproduced for the first time in the original, hardback edition of "Exchanging Hats" in 1997, Bishop's subtle, confident artworks illuminate the 'painterly' qualities of her poetry. This revised edition of "Exchanging Hats" contains an updated introduction, revised and corrected details for the provenance of each painting, and a new afterword locating Bishop's paintings within the wider context of contemporary art.
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Elizabeth Bishop was a great poet. It turns out that she was also a rather good painter, even though she insisted that her paintings were anything but art. Her visual creations offer intimate and unexpected insights into the magic of familiar places and beloved friends. Exchanging Hats provides both veteran Bishop admirers and those meeting her for the first time with an extraordinary examination of her paintings and drawings.About the Author:
ELIZABETH BISHOP is one of the best-loved American poets of the century. She won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award during her lifetime. Her Complete Poems and One Art: Collected Letters are published by Chatto & Windus.
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Book Description Carcanet, Manchester, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043452
Book Description Carcanet, Manchester, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Revised Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 042925