Jemné barvy mapy: Poetika setkání s druhým u Elizabeth Bishopové
DELICATE COLORS OF THE MAP: THE POETICS OF MEETING THE OTHER IN ELIZABETH BISHOP
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The article offers a detailed analysis of the poem “The Map” by Elizabeth Bishop. As the opening text of Bishop’s first collection and also of all the editions of her collected poems, the poem can be read as a statement of the poet’s creative principles. The close-reading of the poem stresses the importance of the various encounters examined in the poem: the map (and the poem) is seen as a border space where “the other” can be approached in a kind of creative dialogue in which a plurality of perspectives co-exists, no one is in complete control, and the perception of the other is seen as an open dynamic process which is never completed.
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