Anne Sexton: A Self-portrait in Letters

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 433 pages
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An expression of an extraordinary poet's life story in her own words, this book shows Anne Sexton as she really was in private, as she wrote about herself to family, friends, fellow poets, and students. Anne's daughter Linda Gray Sexton and her close confidant Lois Ames have judiciously chosen from among thousands of letters and provided commentary where necessary. Illustrated throughout with candid photographs and memorabilia, the letters -- brilliant, lyrical, caustic, passionate, angry -- are a consistently revealing index to Anne Sexton's quixotic and exuberant personality.

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Review: Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

User Review  - Jen Selinsky - Goodreads

I first heard about Anne Sexton in one of my American literature classes in college, when we studied some of her works. Even though I was interested in a few of her poems at the time, I was quick to ... Read full review

Review: Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

User Review  - Anna Maria Ballester Bohn - Goodreads

I want to give this at least four stars, because it was a fascinating read, but the fact that it's edited and put together by her daughter makes me feel somewhat dubious. It's not a rose-colored ... Read full review

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Anne Sexton (1928-1974) is one of the most influential & frequently discussed American poets. She lived all her life in the Boston area.

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

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