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Elizabeth and Lota had briefly met each other at a social function in New York, so when in 1951, at the age of 40, Elizabeth goes to Rio to visit some friends, it’s both likely and logical that she would renew her acquaintance with Lota, an immensely wealthy aristocrat and political firebrand.| Read Full Review of The More I Owe You: A Novel
Enlarge This Image Those affairs — Bishop with Soares, Bishop with Brazil — are at the center of Michael Sledge’s first novel, “The More I Owe You.” Racked by too little writing, too much drinking and unhealthy doses of self-recrimination, Bishop needed a change of air.Jul 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The More I Owe You: A Novel
In his first novel, memoirist Sledge (Mother and Son ) imagines the life of poet Elizabeth Bishop and her lover, socialite and architect Lota de Macedo Soares, while they lived together in Brazil during the 1950s and '60s.Apr 05 2010 | Read Full Review of The More I Owe You: A Novel
Sledge artfully draws from Bishop’s lifelong correspondences and biography to imagine the poet’s intensely private world, revealing the literary genius who lived in conflict with herself both as a writer and as a woman.
A seemingly idyllic existence in Soares’s glass house in the jungle gives ...
"Harvard Book Store remains one of the great places for browsing, especially in its huge basement of used and discontinued books.| Read Full Review of The More I Owe You: A Novel
The More I Owe You is Michael Sledge’s biography of the modernist poet Elizabeth Bishop – a biography told as fiction.Jan 13 2011 | Read Full Review of The More I Owe You: A Novel
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