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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This is a wonderful painting of a mind that transcended her physical body to a metaphysical one
very very fresh in finding her epiphany. I've enjoyed her experience.

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Really, really tough to rate this kind of book. I mean, it's someone's personal letters. I do appreciate that someone saw fit to publish them - they're insightful and help flesh out the woman/human behind the poems. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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

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