"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop


First Encounter
Sandra's "First Encounter" with Elizabeth Bishop is described on this blog at:

The Offer -- 1 December 2014
Sandra's essay, "The story of 'Lifting Yesterday'," can be found on this blog at:
This essay describes the process that lead her to offer this book electronically. The terms of this offer are:
If you are interested in Lifting Yesterday: Elizabeth Bishop and Nova Scotia, and want to receive the pdfs, let me know and I will put your name on a subscription list. My email address is: slbarry@ns.sympatico.ca. I must charge a fee. I hope that what I am asking is reasonable: $25.00 (no tax) for all pdfs. I need payment first (cheque or cash). My mailing address is: P.O. Box 235, Middleton, Nova Scotia, B0S 1P0, Canada. I can send you all ten pdfs at once (as well as the “Works Cited”), or I can send one pdf file at the beginning of each month, starting at the time of subscription. Please indicate your preference. You can subscribe any time. At the beginning of each month, I will post a notice on the EB100 blog to say that a new chapter is ready (and re-stating these terms). I will also offer something additional that relates to the chapter that is available that month.
Table of Contents for Lifting Yesterday: Elizabeth Bishop and Nova Scotia

Chapter One -- Landscape: Great Village
Chapter Two -- Family Portrait
Chapter Three -- Artist in the House
Chapter Four -- Mont d’Espoir or Mount Despair:Portrait of Gertrude Bulmer Bishop (1879-1934)
Chapter Five -- Life Study (Part I)
Chapter Six -- Life Study (Part II)
Chapter Seven -- Life Study (Part III)
Chapter Eight -- Portrait of the Artist as a Young Child
Chapter Nine – Asylum: The Art of Being In
Chapter Ten -- The Dilating Eye: Self-Portrait

Some Lifting Yesterday Thank Yous -- 8 December 2014
Two special people involved in the existence of Lifting Yesterday.

"perfect! But---impossible." Lifting Yesterday's Infelicities -- 11 December 2014
Striving and failing to be perfect. And another small offer.

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter One Supplement: Nova Scotia and the "Boston States" -- 16 December 2014

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Two Supplement: The Oral Tradition and Tarnslation -- 3 January 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Three Supplement: Meeting the Family -- 31 January 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Four Supplement: Gertrude May Bulmer Bishop -- 1 March 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Five Supplement: In search of a shipwreck -- 1 April 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Six Supplement: Sable Island -- 1 May 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Seven Supplement: A Trip to Brazil -- 1 June 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapter Eight Supplement: Remembering "In the Village" -- 1 July 2015

Lifting Yesterday -- Chapters Nine and Ten Supplement: Old Volcanoes -- 2 August 2015