"Land lies in water; it is shadowed green. Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges showing the line of long sea-weeded edges": First edition and advance review copy of Elizabeth Bishop's Poems: North & South - A Cold Spring
Poems: North & South – A Cold Spring.
Item Number: 101448
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company , 1955.
First edition and advance review copy of Bishop’s collected poems, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s advance review copy slip laid in dated 7/14/55 and with a glossy photograph of the poet by J.L. Castel. Fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition with some light wear to the front panel.
One of the finest poets of the 20th century, American poet and short-story writer Elizabeth Bishop won the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956. Ten years prior, her first book of poems, North & South, won the Houghton Mifflin Prize for poetry and included important poems like "The Man-Moth" (which describes a dark and lonely fictional creature inspired by what Bishop noted was "[a] newspaper misprint for 'mammoth'") and "The Fish" (in which Bishop describes a caught fish in exacting detail). Poems: North & South—A Cold Spring includes her first book, plus the 18 new poems that constituted the new "Cold Spring" section. Bishop won the Pulitzer Prize for this book in 1956.