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Complete Poems, The

BISHOP, Elizabeth (1911-1979)

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969
Condition: Fine- Hardcover
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First Printing (so stated), one of 5500 copies of this collection for which Bishop won the National Book Award for Poetry. Tall, wide 8vo: [8],216pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, navy blue end papers, top edge stained canary yellow; white, blue, black and yellow price-clipped dust jacket. About Fine (square and tight, spine ends and tips lightly rubbed) and apparently unread; Near Fine or better jacket, with brief edge wear and short tear with associated wrinkling to bottom of front panel; unusually, spine is all but unfaded. MacMahon A9. In 1955, Bishop was awarded the Pulitzer prize for the combined edition of her first two works, North and South and A Cold Spring. Both are collected here, as well as her subsequent collection, Questions of Travel, and eight new poems and translations from the Portuguese of poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and João Cabral de Melo Neto. Late in life, Bishop frequently complained that she 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. This collection of her published work to date contains only 65 previously published poems. But she needn't have worried: this small, sturdy, foundation supports the reputation of a literary giant. 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 # BB1463

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Title: Complete Poems, The

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Edition: First Printing.

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