Milestones, Oct. 22, 1979

DIED. Elizabeth Bishop, 68, poet whose 1955 Poems: North and South—A Cold Spring won a Pulitzer Prize; of a stroke; in Boston. Bishop's childhood was tragic: her father died before she was one, and her mother was confined to an insane asylum. As an undergraduate at Vassar in the early 1930s, Bishop befriended future Novelist Mary McCarthy and established Poet Marianne Moore. After graduation, she began a life of wandering that included stays in Mexico, Europe, North Africa and Brazil, her home for 18 years. Precise observations of her adopted lands, reflected in...

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