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A Colour For Solitude (2e)

Sujata Bhatt

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ISBN: 978 1 857545 89 0
Categories: Black and Asian, Indian, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Edition: 2nd
Published: April 2002
217 x 135 x 14 mm
112 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • 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.
    Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India. She grew up in Pune (India) and in the United States. She received her MFA from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. To date, she has published six collections of poetry with Carcanet Press. She received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and ... read more
    Praise for Sujata Bhatt 'Sujata Bhatt leads the reader through the bright, familiar world and  on into the dark until her words pierce that darkness, offering a light  that will challenge and reward.'
    John F. Deane
    There is a freshness and clarity of physical perception in many of these poems - an exciting first collection, moving and invigorating Poetry Review
    the best volume by an Indian-English poet to appear since the 1970s Arc
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