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4 trips by way of early american citizens Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton recount the shiny actual and mental demanding situations of colonial lifestyles. crucial basic texts within the research of early American cultural lifestyles, they're now comfortably accumulated in one quantity.

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Elaborating on this connection in a 1964 letter to Anne Stevenson, Bishop wrote about the early period's vital return: The village [Great Village] was 50 years or so backwards - We made yeast from the hopvine on the barn; had no plumbing, oil lamps etc. My grandmother was a famous butter-maker. Everything is quite changed now, of course. But when I came to live first in Samambaia and we had oil lamps for two or three years, etc. a lot came back to me. I helped design our sitting-room stove, for example (needed up there "winters") and without ever having done such things before I found myself baking bread, making marmalade, etc.

1952, PU). Elaborating on this connection in a 1964 letter to Anne Stevenson, Bishop wrote about the early period's vital return: The village [Great Village] was 50 years or so backwards - We made yeast from the hopvine on the barn; had no plumbing, oil lamps etc. My grandmother was a famous butter-maker. Everything is quite changed now, of course. But when I came to live first in Samambaia and we had oil lamps for two or three years, etc. a lot came back to me. I helped design our sitting-room stove, for example (needed up there "winters") and without ever having done such things before I found myself baking bread, making marmalade, etc.

Condemning "social conscious" writing in these notes - "so nice, so humorless, so right, so boring" - Bishop speaks to one of her central demands for art and poetry, that it surprise. If one is too convinced of one's own moral truth, Bishop asserts, one can never allow the objects of the poem to do their work of surprising one into feeling or thinking. Bishop often spoke of that surprise with nostalgia: "If only one could get back to the stage of ignorance, where poems just seemed to happen, with their sense tagging along later - , " she mused to Lowell, commenting on the "glazed" effect of Merwin's, Wilbur's, and Snodgrass's technical proficiency (25 June 1961, HL).

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