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A Colour for Solitude



96 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: April 2002

ISBN 9781857545890

Rights: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR & FM

Carcanet Press, Ltd. (Apr 2002)
Carcanet Press Ltd.

Out of Stock. Cloth edition is available.


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.

Author Biography

Sujata Bhatt is a graduate of the Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop and the award-winning author of several volumes of poetry, including Monkey Shadows, Point No Point, Pure Lizard, and The Stinking Rose.