Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota De Macedo Soares

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Title: Rare and Commonplace Flowers( The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: CarmenL.Oliveira <>Publisher: RutgersUniversityPress

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"Rare and Commonplace Flowers performs an invaluable service: unforgettably memorializing the remarkable Lota de Macedo Soares, and in the process filling in a crucial gap in Bishop's biography....This book helps put...[Bishop's] writing in useful context. It honors a deeply moving love between two brilliant women: each highly public, a celebrity in her own nation; each deeply private, and happy (for a time) in the fragile heaven of their home."

"Novelist Oliveira's engaging dual biography tells of [Bishop and Soares's] 'long and sad' relationship....This book offers a new perspective on the American poet, and the love story between these two women is undeniably intense and tragic. Recommended."

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Elizabeth Bishop, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, sought inspiratin in Brazil, where she met and fell in love with Lota de Macedo Soares, a self-trained Brazilian architect. The fact that these two women had an intimate relationship caused an uproar when it first came to public notice. This dual biography follows their relationship from 1951 to 1967, the time when the two lived together in Brazil. A tale of two artists and two cultures, "Rare and Commonplace Flowers" offers unusual perspectives on both women and their work. Carmen L. Oliveira provides great depth of detail from both her familiarity with Brazil and her access to the country's artistic elite, many of whom had a direct connection with Bishop and Soares. Rare pictures of the two artists and their home help to bring this story to life.

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Book Description Rutgers University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 218 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.Rare and Commonplace Flowers, a Brazilian bestseller, tells the story of two women. Elizabeth Bishop, the Pulitzer Prizewinning American poet, sought artistic inspiration in Brazil. There she met and fell in love with Lota de Macedo Soares, a self-trained Brazilian architect. This dual biography, brilliantly researched, and written in a lively, novelistic style, follows their relationship from 1951 to 1967, the time when the two lived together in Brazil. The fact that these two women had an intimate relationship caused an uproar when it first came to public notice. The relationship started out happily, yet ended tragically. In 1961, Soares became increasingly obsessed with building and administering Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiros equivalent to New York Citys Central Park. Though she had been the driving force behind the parks inception, the ultimate credit that was due her was stripped away because of petty politics and chicanery. As Soaress career declined and Bishops flourished, their relationship crumbled. Rare and Commonplace Flowers is a tale of two artists and two cultures, offering unique perspectives on both women and their work. Carmen L. Oliveira provides an unparalleled level of detail and insight, due to both her familiarity with Brazil as well as her access to the countrys artistic elite, many of whom had a direct connection with Bishop and Soares. Rare pictures of the two artists and their home bring this unique story to life. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780813533599

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