Lynn Kearney's Reviews > Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

Words in Air by Elizabeth Bishop
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Apr 10, 2009

really liked it

Wonderful letters. Didn't know much about either poet, but their correspondence gives real flavour of their times. One LOL reference from EB who was, I think teaching Freshman English. Students were writing essays on Romeo and Juliet. From one: "Lady Capulet is older than Juliet but she remains a woman". And another refers to Romeo making his way "into the tomb of the Catapults". Puts me in mind of a a goldie from my teaching days. The play - Julius Caesar, where "this old guy shouts 'Hey Caesar, beware! Beware the March of Dimes'"
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