Biased but interesting,
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This review is from: Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota De Macedo Soares (Hardcover)
A biased but interesting look at the relationship between Elizabeth B and Lota. It is biased against Bishop in favour of Lota who we keep being told is 'an aesthete' (shorthand for 'rich'?). She comes across, mostly, as spirited, kindly but bad tempered. The book basicaly blames Bishop for Lota's death when clearly she died of ill health brought on by over-work, coupled with a broken heart. It is a translation and sometimes the translations are baffling.
Having said all of the above, it is an enjoyable read when it keeps to their relationship. The political machinations in Brazil are overdone and boring.
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