SIGNED BY MARIANNE MOORE, WITH ADDITIONAL CORRECTIONS AND ANNOTATIONS BY HER
MOORE, Marianne. Like a Bulwark. New York: Viking Press, 1956. Slim octavo, original patterned boards, original dust jacket. $450.
First edition, signed on the title page by Moore beneath her printed name. With additional ink corrections and marginal annotations by Moore on page 31, in her "Notes to the Poems," regarding the poems "Style" and "Logic and 'The Magic Flute.'"
Marianne Moore is "one of the great modern American poets." To W.H. Auden, her work was "a treasure which all future English poets will be able to plunder… Moore has, perhaps more than any single modern poet, liberated verse" (New York Times). "Moore was superb at her chosen craft. Her expression is notable for deftness and sharpness of detail, linguistic experimentation, and integration of fresh observation and obscure reading. She teases the reader into looking at reality with keener vision… and invites the reader to note, and practice, the power of words" (ANB). Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize, all won in 1952, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Medal for Literature and numerous honorary degrees. Abbott A14a. Ink presentation inscription on front free endpaper.
A fine signed copy.