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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 por Anne Sexton

The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton (1981) 2,008 exemplares
Transformations (1971) 970 exemplares
Selected Poems: Anne Sexton (1988) 490 exemplares
Love Poems (1969) 390 exemplares
Live or Die (1966) 230 exemplares
The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975) 212 exemplares
All My Pretty Ones (1962) 147 exemplares
The Death Notebooks (1974) 135 exemplares
45 Mercy Street (1976) 112 exemplares
The Book of Folly (1972) 106 exemplares
To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960) 97 exemplares
Joey and the birthday present (1971) 45 exemplares
The wizard's tears (1975) 14 exemplares
Eggs of Things (1963) 14 exemplares
Anne Sexton Reads (1992) 13 exemplares
[Two poems] 12 exemplares
Kreupel hart : gedichten (2001) 8 exemplares
Poesie 5 exemplares
Poemas de amor (2009) 4 exemplares
Sanningen de döda vet : dikter (2014) 4 exemplares
Att bära en människa (1976) 4 exemplares
L'estrosa abbondanza (1997) 4 exemplares
Una come lei e altre poesie (2010) 4 exemplares
[Four poems] 4 exemplares
Transformaciones (2021) 3 exemplares
Com ella (OSSA MENOR) (2011) 3 exemplares
[Five poems] 3 exemplares
Poetry of Anne Sexton 3 exemplares
Locas, locas mujeres (2013) 2 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit. A Celebrarion of Women's Spirituality (1991) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
More Eggs of Things 2 exemplares
[Three poems] 2 exemplares
Six poems 2 exemplares
Poems 2 exemplares
Liebesgedichte : Gedichte (1995) 2 exemplares
Izabrane pjesme (2015) 1 exemplar
L'Estrosa abbondanza (1997) 1 exemplar
Bestiary U.S.A. 1 exemplar
The breast 1 exemplar
Dancing the jig 1 exemplar
Wanting to die 1 exemplar
After Auschwitz 1 exemplar
Kilitli Kapılar 1 exemplar
Didn't know 1 exemplar
Mercy Street (2013) 1 exemplar
Live of Die 1 exemplar
El asesino y otros poemas (1996) 1 exemplar
You're Gonna Miss Me (1995) 1 exemplar
Cinderella 1 exemplar
La zavorra dell'eterno (2016) 1 exemplar
The hoarder 1 exemplar
A small journal 1 exemplar
The house 1 exemplar
Late poems 1 exemplar
Love song 1 exemplar
Four 1 exemplar
Red roses 1 exemplar
Santa 1 exemplar
Sweeney 1 exemplar
The touch 1 exemplar
The wedding night 1 exemplar
With you gone 1 exemplar
Words 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (2011) — Autor — 2,110 exemplares
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Contribuidor — 1,018 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições930 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 762 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 373 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 341 exemplares
Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuidor — 299 exemplares
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições109 exemplares
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Open Secrets (1972) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
New American Review 15 (1972) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
In'hui, No.9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Anne Sexton em Legacy Libraries (Julho 2014)


Y’all. Poetry is just not for me. Do not use this review to determine the read-worthiness of this collection.
RochelleJones | 18 outras críticas | 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.
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.
cbwalsh | 16 outras críticas | 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)
goosecap | 18 outras críticas | Aug 15, 2023 |



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