Collected Poems

Marianne MOORE

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MARIANNE MOORE’S “ACHIEVEMENT REMAINS UNIQUE”: MOORE’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING COLLECTED POEMS, 1951

MOORE, Marianne. Collected Poems. London: Faber and Faber, (1951). Octavo, original orange cloth, original rose dust jacket.

First edition, second issue, of Moore’s Collected Poems, preceding the first American edition, awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, in scarce original dust jacket.

Marianne Moore’s “achievement remains unique within the modern movement… As spokeswoman for ‘literalists of the imagination’ and creator of ‘imaginary gardens with real toads in them,’ she is likely to be long celebrated as the founder of a woman’s poetry” (Hamilton, 362). Moore’s Collected Poems was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award for Poetry. The following year Moore also received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. First edition, second issue with cancel title page: precedes the first American edition. “This issue consists of [1500] copies that Faber had printed and bound for Macmillan [for the American edition] but were returned to Faber and supplied with a cancel title page. The spine of the binding bears the Macmillan imprint” (Abbott A10a2b). Without laid-in errata slip.

Book fine; very lightest edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket.

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