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Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Book DescriptionUpon the publication of her posthumous volume of poetry Ariel in 1965, Sylvia Plath became a household name. Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of Ariel left behind by Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim. This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems Sylvia Plath left at the point of her death. In addition to the facsimile pages of Sylvia Plath's manuscript, this edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of the title poem 'Ariel' in order to offer a sense of Plath's creative process, as well as notes the author made for the BBC about some of the manuscript's poems, including 'Daddy' and 'Lady Lazarus'. In her insightful foreword to this volume, Frieda Hughes, Sylvia Plath's daughter, explains the reasons for the differences between the previously published edition of Ariel as edited by her father, Ted Hughes, and her mother's original version published here. With this publication, Sylvia Plath's legacy and vision will be reevaluated in the light of her original working draft.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571236091
(235mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
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'.
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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.
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Author Biography - Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plth was born in 1932 in Massachussets. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and the Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. She was married to the poet Ted Hughes, and died in London in 1963.
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