Complete Poems 1927-1979, The

BISHOP, Elizabeth (1911-1979)

Published by Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press, London, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First British Edition (so stated) of the definitive collection, compiling all of Bishop's poems for the first time. Tall, thick 8vo; [12], 287, [1]pp. Publisher's forest green cloth, the spine lettered gilt within a black title block; the pictorial dust jacket (with a watercolor by Bishop) priced 10.95. A tight, square Fine copy (save for a short word blacked out on the front paste down); in a bright, crisp Fine jacket. "[L]ate in life [Bishop] frequently complained that she simply hadn't written enough. She was a meticulous reviser who found it hard to part with a poem, to accept that it was in its final form. Her final volume, Collected Poems 1927-1979, contains only 71 previously published poems, 21 uncollected and occasional poems, 13 written in youth, and 26 translations from Portuguese, French, and Spanish. This small, sturdy, foundation supports the reputation of a literary giant." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB0790

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Title: Complete Poems 1927-1979, The

Publisher: Chatto & Windus/Hogarth Press, London

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Impression.

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