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Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

Autor(a) de The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton

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About the Author

Anne Sexton (1928-1974) is one of the most influential & frequently discussed American poets. She lived all her life in the Boston area. (Publisher Provided) Poet Anne Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1928. She attended Garland Junior College for a year and at nineteen, married Alfred mostrar mais Muller Sexton II. After the birth of her first daughter in 1953 and her second daughter in 1955, Sexton suffered mental breakdowns, which included attempting suicide on her birthday in 1955. She had been diagnosed with postpartum depression. Both times she was hospitalized at Westwood Lodge and it was there that her doctor got her to pursue her interest in writing poetry. She enrolled in a poetry workshop at the Boston Center for Adult Education in 1957, which is where she met fellow poet, and soon to be close friend, Maxine Kumin. Sexton then wrote "To Bedlam and Part Way Back" (1960), "All My Pretty Ones" (1962), and in 1966, Sexton won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Live or Die." Sexton wrote about controversial subjects, which included abortion and drug addiction. As with many other "confessional" poets, Sexton wrote of emotional anguish which came from her battle with mental illness. In 1974, she lost that battle and committed suicide. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Portrait of Anne Sexton by Elsa Dorfman

Obras de Anne Sexton

The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton (1981) 2,015 cópias
Transformations (1971) 971 cópias
Selected Poems: Anne Sexton (1988) 492 cópias
Love Poems (1969) 391 cópias
Live or Die (1966) 230 cópias
The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975) 213 cópias
All My Pretty Ones (1962) 147 cópias
The Death Notebooks (1974) 135 cópias
45 Mercy Street (1976) 112 cópias
The Book of Folly (1972) 107 cópias
To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960) 97 cópias
The wizard's tears (1975) 14 cópias
Eggs of Things (1963) 14 cópias
Anne Sexton Reads (1992) 13 cópias
[Two poems] 12 cópias
Kreupel hart : gedichten (2001) 8 cópias
Poesie 5 cópias
Poemas de amor (2009) 4 cópias
Att bära en människa (1976) 4 cópias
L'estrosa abbondanza (1997) 4 cópias
Una come lei e altre poesie (2010) 4 cópias
[Four poems] 4 cópias
Transformaciones (2021) 3 cópias
Com ella (OSSA MENOR) (2011) 3 cópias
[Five poems] 3 cópias
Locas, locas mujeres (2013) 2 cópias
Cries of the Spirit. A Celebrarion of Women's Spirituality (1991) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
[Three poems] 2 cópias
Six poems 2 cópias
Poems 2 cópias
Liebesgedichte : Gedichte (1995) 2 cópias
Izabrane pjesme (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
L'Estrosa abbondanza (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Bestiary U.S.A. 1 exemplar(es)
The breast 1 exemplar(es)
Sexton, Anne Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Dancing the jig 1 exemplar(es)
Music Swims Back to Me 1 exemplar(es)
Wanting to die 1 exemplar(es)
After Auschwitz 1 exemplar(es)
The barfly ought to sing 1 exemplar(es)
Kilitli Kapılar 1 exemplar(es)
Didn't know 1 exemplar(es)
Mercy Street (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Live of Die 1 exemplar(es)
El asesino y otros poemas (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
KİLİTLİ KAPILAR 1 exemplar(es)
You're Gonna Miss Me (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Cinderella 1 exemplar(es)
La zavorra dell'eterno (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
The hoarder 1 exemplar(es)
A small journal 1 exemplar(es)
The house 1 exemplar(es)
Kind Sir, these woods 1 exemplar(es)
Late poems 1 exemplar(es)
Love song 1 exemplar(es)
The papa and mama dance 1 exemplar(es)
Four 1 exemplar(es)
Red roses 1 exemplar(es)
Santa 1 exemplar(es)
Fluctuations ; Tides 1 exemplar(es)
Somewhere in Africa 1 exemplar(es)
Spring beach at Truro 1 exemplar(es)
Sweeney 1 exemplar(es)
Thirty pair of eyes talk 1 exemplar(es)
The touch 1 exemplar(es)
The wedding night 1 exemplar(es)
With you gone 1 exemplar(es)
Words 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Contribuinte — 1,021 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições929 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 766 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 375 cópias
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuinte — 341 cópias
Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 329 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuinte — 299 cópias
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Contribuinte — 247 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 205 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições109 cópias
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (2003) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Open Secrets (1972) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
New American Review 15 (1972) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
In'hui, No.9 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Resenhas

Y’all. Poetry is just not for me. Do not use this review to determine the read-worthiness of this collection.
 
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RochelleJones | outras 18 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Poemario no que non hai poemas de amor, pero si de pasión, de desamor, de autocoñecemento, sexo, e depresión. Anne Sexton é unha artistaza.
 
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Orellana_Souto | Oct 1, 2023 |
“Give me your skin
as sheer as a cobweb,
let me open it up
and listen in and scoop out the dark.”

Dark, poetic, and at times humorous retellings of Grimms' Fairytales? We love her, folks.
 
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cbwalsh | outras 16 resenhas | Sep 13, 2023 |
I really wanted to replace this book with a selection of her poetry which I could get for free somehow, which I wouldn’t feel bad doing as I’ve paid before and anyway I suppose that the dead are in it for fame, right. But I guess it’s not something that I needed—along with everything else today, ha—so I don’t know. But I do remember how Anne made me feel, and I know how I feel about that now. She wasn’t Anne Bradstreet, which is where the critics were midcentury, and where as a body they still probably are now, even if they wear the masque of the practitioners of poetry today who probably think Anne is—well, I mean, she is dead. But she did live, and although Anne is both The Girl Herself, and you know, some psycho white girl, I do think that we all know what it’s like, even if generally we successfully try not to know, right.

I don’t know. “My uncontrolled thoughts are not to be feared.” (Esther Hicks). I never wanted to be Midcentury Marcellus, you know, but I didn’t get that when I actually read Anne, which is why I’d almost like to read her again, even though I can’t really afford the time & money investment of “school”-y books anymore, and don’t quite place the same value as I once did on that stage in the life cycle, right….

(sigh, rattling around in a disturbed way inside the robot) We live; we die; we’re happy; we get angry; we’re subtle; we’re emotional…. We’re not robots….

We’re ducks.
… (mais)
 
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goosecap | outras 18 resenhas | Aug 15, 2023 |

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