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Poems: North & South—A Cold Spring
Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1955 - First Printing of the poet's second published collection, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956. 8vo; viii, 95, [1]pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, the upper cover and spine stamped in white; in a white, blue and green dust jacket lettered in black and priced $3.50. A tight, square, just about Fine copy, the spine's ends very gently rubbed; in a better than Near Fine jacket with trivial losses to the ends of the spine, which is lightly soiled. Bishop's "lifelong love of travel began in earnest shortly after she completed college. The titles of several of her collections have strong geographical resonances: North and South (1946), Questions of Travel (1965), and Geography III, (1977). Moreover, many of her best poems contain themes of travel, exploration, and rootlessness. Travel is often a double metaphor in Bishop’s work, on the one hand evoking the thrill and adventure of seeing new places, and on the other a longing for permanence – both emotional and geographical. . . . [she] sees travel as a synecdoche for the soul’s urge to see and experience more, but at the same time a reminder of our need for roots, coherence, connectedness." (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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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