Selected Poems of Anne Sexton

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Poetry - 266 pages
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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.
 

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I found Sexton depressing and difficult to read for more than 15-20 minutes at a time. While her poetry did show occasional flashes of humor, her verse did not appeal to me at all. I am really sorry ... Read full review

Selected poems of Anne Sexton

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Sexton claimed that poetry kept her alive through periods of suicidal self-hatred, and indeed her poetry started as therapy, a means suggested by her psychiatrist of documenting the unspeakable. This ... Read full review

Contents

An Obsessive Combination of Ontological Inscape
4
These Woods
11
Said the Poet to the Analyst
17
Ringing the Bells
23
The Division of Parts
35
The Truth the Dead Know
43
The Starry Night
49
The Abortion
56
Little Girl My Stringbean My Lovely Woman
100
Self in 1958
106
Cripples and Other Stories
109
The Breast
123
The Ballad of the Lonely Masturbator
136
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
149
The Frog Prince
164
From Thirty Poems
177

Old
63
The Black Art
69
Flee on Your Donkey
75
Somewhere in Africa
82
Protestant Easter
88
Walking in Paris
94
The Silence
180
Angels of the Love Affair
187
For Mr Death Who Stands with His Door Open
203
From The Furies
210
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Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

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