Typed letter from Bishop to Methfessel

From Elizabeth Bishop and the Literary Archive by Bethany Hicok

  • Selection of a typed letter from Elizabeth Bishop to Alice Methfessel, with many messy handwritten annotations.
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  • Poetry
  • Literary Criticism
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  • 1971
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  • Bishop’s typed letters to Methfessel are full of corrections, additions, and postscripts; the “messier” quality of these letters reveals a level of openness and spontaneity that Bishop had with few, if any, of her other correspondents. (Bishop to Methfessel, February 16, 1971, VC 114.32; Courtesy of Vassar College)