Item #6548 Like a Bulwark. Marianne Moore.

Like a Bulwark

New York: Viking Press, 1956. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s patterned paper-covered boards, spine stamped in black, original illustrated dust jacket.

First edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore’s collection. Considered one of the foremost modernist American poets, Moore first began publishing her work in The Egoist and Poetry shortly after the First World War. After becoming managing editor of independent literary magazine Dial in the 1920s, her work began to be circulated among an international audience. She quickly became an acclaimed writer, praised by the likes of William Carlos Williams, H.D., Wallace Stevens, and Ezra Pound); after the death of her mother in 1947 she disavowed her early work in order to forge a new poetic voice. This slim gathering comprises eleven poems in her new style, characterized by the prevalent themes of the latter half of her career: nature, art, and the human condition. Offsetting to front endpapers from absent newspaper clipping, light wear to spine-ends; unclipped dust jacket lightly toned and with shallow chipping to extremities. Very good. Item #6548


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