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A Colour For Solitude (2e)
ISBN: 978 1 857545 89 0
Categories: Black and Asian, Indian
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: April 2002
216 x 135 x 14 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
Revolving around the public and private lives of the great modern painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, this collection explores the artist's relationship with her craft and her friendship with poet Rainer Maria Rilke and his wife, sculptor Clara Westhoff. Inspired by the artist's numerous self-portraits, Bhatt transports the image of Modersohn-Becker to present-day Germany. This book-length sequence of poems presents a rich and fully conceived history of the inner and outer worlds of one of the century's great modern painters.
'Bhatt's style is refreshingly plain and direct, depending for its lyricism on moments of gentle repitition.' - Alan Marshall, The Daily Telegraph.
Ruth Padel, Poetry Watch , Saturday 29th June 2002
Inner eye of the painter
Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India, in 1956, studied in the famous Writer's Workshop at Iowa in the United States, currently lives in Germany, and was awarded the Italian Tratti Prize for Poetry in 2000. read more
Poetry London , Autumn 2002
Poetry that's vibrant, quiet, cool
Poems about paintings, poems about, for and after Rilke; one of those nebulous poetry-ish titles-Sujata Bhatt's A Colour for Solitude gets off to an inauspicious start - but don't let that put you off. read more
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