Selected poems of Anne Sexton

by Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974.

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Nonfiction 811.54 Sexton
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  811.54 Sexton
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3537.E915 A6 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3537.E915 A6 1988
Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 811.54 S9
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  811.54 S9
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 811.54 SEX
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  811.54 SEX
This selection, which is drawn from Anne Sexton's ten published volumes of poems as well as from representative early and last work, is an ideal introduction to a great American poet. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Anne Sexton was that rare and desirable commodity, a best-selling poet; before and shortly after her 1974 suicide, her 11 books were grabbed up by readers eager for her intense, distorted, psychodramatic free verse. Her very popularity, however, damaged her reputation; she was simply overpublished. Her collected work fills a bloated 600 pages, including poems found in draft form after her death and rushed into print. This new selection should begin a process of rehabilitating her reputation. Like a magnificent house turned into a tenement and then gentrified, Sexton's work finally emerges from the grime of excess and hurried workmanship. For those who had spurned her poems for their unevenness and repetitiveness, this book will be a revelation: driven, hallucinatory excursions along the route of madness into the collective unconscious. For those unfamiliar with Sexton, it's a grand tour of her ``celebration of the woman I am.'' For enthusiasts, it's cause to rejoice at seeing Sexton lovingly restored to a distinguished place in the twentieth-century poetic pantheon. MPM. 811'.54 [OCLC] 87-34253"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,1988
Contributors Middlebrook, Diane Wood, 1939-2007.
George, Diana Hume, 1948-
Language English
Description xxvi, 266 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 0395445957
0395477824 (pbk.)
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