By (author) Sylvia Plath
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Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Book DescriptionThe poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded ...They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity ...the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571086269
(198mm x 130mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-Dec-1974
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sylvia Plath
Ariel, Paperback (April 2015)
Contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. This title includes poems such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Edge', 'Daddy' and 'Paralytic'.
it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories, Paperback (November 2014)
Little Max Nix is on a quest to find the perfect suit he can go ice-fishing, cow-milking and town-walking in.
Sylvia Plath: Poems, Paperback (March 2014)
Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing. This edition offers a fresh selection of Sylvia Plath's poetry. It is essential reading for those new to and already familiar with the work of this most extraordinary poet.
Journals of Sylvia Plath, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Sylvia Plath
Presents exact and complete transcriptions of the journals kept by Sylvia Plath for the last twelve years of her life - covering her marriage to Ted Hughes and her struggle with depression - are a key source for the poems which make up her collections Ariel and The Colossus.
US Kirkus Review » Wife of poet Ted Hughes, mother of two children, Miss Plath published a first book of poetry in 1960, and died in 1963, aged thirty. Fragments of this brief biography whirl through this extraordinary, fiery, and fiercely lucid poetry. Children are seen with intense love, but also as cool, vast, mythic. Flowers, landscapes, bees, people, time, are also viewed with extreme simplicity and with the tremendous power of myth. But it is Death that dominates the volume; not as a macabre figure but as a vantage point, a savage, impersonal magnifying glass that heightens all perceptions to a terrible, almost Joyous, burning sense of a reality not only stripped and being stripped of all the normal baggage of life, but seen all anew, and for the last time. The many poems about death and dying have a splendor, a purity and violence, that is far beyond merely personal statement. A remarkable, hauntingly vivid book. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963); Ariel was published posthumously in 1965. Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
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