New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition. Cloth. Tall 8vo, red cloth with gold lettering on spine, archival polyester-protected photographic reddish dust jacket (unclipped; price $6.95) with B&W photo of Marianne Moore wearing a tricorn & black cape,notes, index, xviii + 301 pages. Fine / Very Good. Item #6654
Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972) was a major American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit. She won a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize.
This Reader contains selections from her Collected Poems, Selected Essays, "Fables" of La Fontaine, Ford Letter, Other Prose, her Paris Review Interview with Donald Hall, and some new and uncollected poems.
SUPERIOR COPY: tight and clean without any annotations or marks by previous owners. Bright dust jacket (unclipped): spine slightly sunned; minor edgewear and traces of soil. Abbott A18.a1.