The collected works of anne sexton showcase the astonishing career of one of the twentieth century’s most influential poets For Anne Sexton, writing served as both a means of expressing the inner turmoil she experienced for most of her life and as a therapeutic force through which she exorcised her demons.
The Complete Poems #ad - Some of the richest poetic descriptions of depression, anxiety, and desperate hope can be found within Sexton’s work. The complete poems, which includes the eight collections published during her life, two posthumously published books, and other poems collected after her death, brings together her remarkable body of work with all of its range of emotion.
She documented four years of mental illness in her moving Pulitzer Prize–winning collection Live or Die, and reimagined classic fairy tales as macabre and sardonic poems in Transformations. The awful rowing toward god, the last book finished in her lifetime, is an earnest and affecting meditation on the existence of God.
The Collected PoemsHarper Perennial #ad - So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote. Ted hughes, from the Introduction. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. Pulitzer prize winner sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes.
The Collected Poems #ad - By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. With one or two exceptions, rejecting at most the odd verse, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, or a false head or a false tail. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity.
To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts.
Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in LettersOpen Road Media #ad - Selected from thousands of letters and edited by linda gray sexton, the poet’s daughter, one of her closest friends, and Lois Ames, this collection exposes Sexton’s inner life from her boarding school days through her years of growing fame and ultimately to the months leading up to her suicide. Correspondence with writers like W.
. Going beyond the angst and neuroses of her poetry, these letters portray the full complexities of the woman behind the art: passionate, anguished, ambitious, and yearning for connection. D. A revealing collection of letters from pulitzer prize–winning poet Anne Sexton While confessional poet Anne Sexton included details of her life and battle with mental illness in her published work, friends, her letters to family, and fellow poets provide an even more intimate glimpse into her private world.
Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters #ad - Her private letters chart her marriage to alfred “kayo” sexton, from the giddy excitement following their elopement to their eventual divorce; her grief over the death of her parents; her great love for her daughters balanced with her frustration with the endless tasks of being a housewife; and her persistent struggle with depression.
Snodgrass, and may swenson reveals sexton’s growing confidence in her identity as a poet as she discusses her craft, publications, Robert Lowell, and teaching appointments.
Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne SextonCounterpoint #ad - Anne taught linda how to write, how to see, how to imagine—and only Linda could have written a book that captures so vividly the intimate details and lingering emotions of their life together. Searching for mercy street speaks to everyone who admires Anne Sexton and to every daughter or son who knows the pain of an imperfect childhood.
This is an honest, unsparing account of the anguish and fierce love that bound a difficult mother and the daughter she left behind. New york times notable book: a “beautifully written” memoir by the daughter of the brilliant, troubled poet Detroit Free Press. Growing up with anne sexton was a wild mixture of suicidal depression and manic happiness, inappropriate behavior and midnight trips to the psychiatric ward.
Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton #ad - Linda sexton was twenty-one when her mother killed herself, remembers, and now she looks back, and tries to come to terms with her mother’s life. Sexton forcefully communicates the fear, neediness, and sorrow that filled her childhood, repulsion, as well as the agony of her own mental breakdown and her terror of becoming like her mother, in lucid and vivid prose.
The boston globe “a candid, often painful depiction of a daughter’s struggles to come to terms with her powerful and emotionally troubled mother. The new York Times.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia PlathAnchor #ad - This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life. A major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time. Sylvia plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath #ad - Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. The unabridged journals of sylvia Plath is essential reading for all who have been moved and fascinated by Plath's life and work.
Transformations: PoemsOpen Road Media #ad - Stripping away their magical sheen, gender, she exposes the flawed notions of family, and morality within the stories that continue to pervade our collective psyche. Deconstructed into vivid, and often highly amusing poems, visceral, the limited role of women in society, these fairy tales reflect themes that have long fascinated Sexton—the claustrophobic anxiety of domestic life, and a psychological strife more dangerous than any wicked witch or poisoned apple.
. Sexton is especially critical of what follows these tales’ happily-ever-after endings, ” or “getting a middle-aged spread, ” “telling the same story twice, noting that Cinderella never has to face the mundane struggles of marriage and growing old, ” and that after being awakened Sleeping Beauty would likely be plagued by insomnia, such as “diapers and dust, taking “knock-out drops” behind the prince’s back.
Transformations: Poems #ad - Grounded by nods to the ordinary—a witch’s blood “began to boil up/like Coca-Cola” and Snow White’s bodice is “as tight as an Ace bandage”—Sexton brings the stories out of the realm of the fantastical and into the everyday world. Pulitzer prize–winning poet anne sexton morphs classic fairy tales into dark critiques of the cultural myths underpinning modern society Anne Sexton breathes new life into sixteen age-old Brothers Grimm fairy tales, feminist ideals, reimagining them as poems infused with contemporary references, and morbid humor.
Live or Die: PoemsOpen Road Media #ad - Along with other confessional poets like Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, Sexton was known for grappling with intimate subjects traditionally considered taboo for poetry such as motherhood, menstruation, and drug dependence. Live or die features these topics in candid and unflinching detail, as Sexton represents the full experience of being alive—and a woman—as few poets have before.
Winner of the pulitzer prize: a gripping poetry collection mapping the thorny journey from madness to hope With her emotionally raw and deeply resonant third collection, Live or Die, Anne Sexton confirmed her place among the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century. Through bold images and startlingly precise language, Sexton explores the broad spectrum of human emotion ranging from desperate despair to unfettered hope.
Live or Die: Poems #ad - Sexton described the volume, which depicts a fictionalized version of her struggle with mental illness, as “a fever chart for a bad case of melancholy. From the halls of a psychiatric hospital—“the scene of the disordered scenes” in “Flee on Your Donkey”—to a child’s playroom—“a graveyard full of dolls” in “Those Times.
. . These gripping poems offer profound insight on the agony of depression and the staggering acts of courage and faith required to emerge from its depths.
Ariel: The Restored Edition Modern ClassicsHarper Perennial #ad - This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, Plath's original manuscript—including handwritten notes—and her own selection and arrangement of poems. This publication introduces a truer version of Plath's works, and will no doubt alter her legacy forever. This edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of her poem "Ariel, " which provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of a beloved writer.
When her husband, ted hughes, first brought this collection to life, it garnered worldwide acclaim, though it wasn't the draft Sylvia had wanted her readers to see. Sylvia plath's famous collection, as she intended it. When sylvia plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel.
Collected PoemsKnopf #ad - As he entered the middle period of his career, strand was already well-known for his ability to capture the subtle music of consciousness, with volumes such as The Continuous Life 1990, and for creating painterly physical landscapes that could answer to the inner self: “And here the dark infinitive to feel, / Which would endure and have the earth be still / And the star-strewn night pour down the mountains / Into the hissing fields and silent towns.
In his later work, from blizzard of one 1998 which won the pulitzer prize, through the sly, provocative riddles of his recent Almost Invisible 2012, Strand has delighted in reminding us that there is no poet quite like him for a dose of dark wit that turns out to be deep wisdom and self-deprecation. He has given voice to our collective imagination with a grandeur and comic honesty worthy of his great Knopf forebear Wallace Stevens.
Collected Poems #ad - With this volume, we celebrate his canonical work. Longlisted for the 2014 national book award gathered here is a half century’s magnificent work by the former poet laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner whose haunting and exemplary style has influenced an entire generation of American poets.
Beginning with the limited-edition volume sleeping with one eye Open, Mark Strand was hailed as a poet of piercing originality and elegance, published in 1964, and in the ensuing decades he has not swerved from his vision of how a poem should be shaped and what it should deliver.
Collected Poems: 1950-2012W. W. Norton & Company #ad - She brought discussions of gender, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse, race, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society. This collected volume traces the evolution of her poetry, to her later work, from her earliest work, which was formally exact and decorous, which became increasingly radical in both its free-verse form and feminist and political content.
. A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Adrienne rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets. The collected works of adrienne Rich, whose poetry is "distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity" New York Times.
Collected Poems: 1950-2012 #ad - The entire body of her poetry is on display in this vast volume, including the National Book Award–winning Diving Into the Wreck and her prize-winning Atlas of the Difficult World. The collected poems of adrienne rich gathers and memorializes all of her boldly political, and lucid work, thoughtful, formally ambitious, the whole of which makes her one of the most prolific and influential poets of our time.