The Collected Prose by Elizabeth Bishop

"The Collected Prose" is a compilation of non-fiction works by a renowned American poet, offering a window into her sharp observations, lyrical descriptions, and personal reflections. This collection encompasses a variety of genres, including travel writing, memoirs, and critical essays, providing readers with insights into the author's life, her thoughts on the craft of writing, and her experiences in different parts of the world. The prose complements her poetry, revealing the breadth of her talent and the depth of her intellect, and solidifying her reputation as a master of both poetic and prose forms.

The 4578th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 108

Since this book was first published in 1984, there is a penalty of 16.0%. The age adjusted score is 90.72.

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