The Collected Poems

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Harper Collins, Sep 2, 2008 - Poetry - 384 pages
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A new edition of Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes

 

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

As with most anthologies, I really really connected with only a selection of poems in this book but the ones I connected with were absolutely phenomenal. I absolutely loved reading Plath's prose and ... Read full review

Review: The Collected Poems

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Sylvia Plath had long been one of my favorite poets and I am glad I finally got her collected works. I read a handful of these in college, "Daddy" and "Metaphors," but those did not really give me a ... Read full review

Contents

Zoo Keepers Wife
154
Face Lift
155
Morning Song
156
Barren Woman
157
Heavy Women
158
Tulips
160
Am Vertical
162
Insomniac
163

Ode for Ted
29
Firesong
30
Two Sisters of Persephone
31
Vanity Fair
32
Strumpet Song
33
Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives
34
Faun
35
Letter to a Purist
36
Soliloquy of the Solipsist
37
Dialogue Between Ghost and Priest
38
The Glutton
40
Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper
41
The Shrike
42
31
46
The Snowman on the Moor
58
The Thin People
64
All the Dead Dears
70
Night Shift
76
Virgin in a Tree page
81
The Triumph of Wit Over Suffering
82
BattleScene from the Comic Operatic Fantasy The Seafarer
84
Yadwigha on a Red Couch Among Lilies
85
A Winters Tale
86
Above the Oxbow
87
Memoirs of a SpinachPicker
89
The Ghosts Leavetaking
90
Sculptor
91
Full Fathom Five
92
Lorelei
94
Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor
95
Moonrise
98
Frog Autumn
99
Incommunicado
100
Owl I d
101
Whiteness I Remember
102
Fable of the Rhododendron Stealers
103
The Death of MythMaking
104
The Companionable Ills
105
Want I Want
106
The Times Are Tidy
107
The Bull of Bendylaw
108
The Eyemote
109
Point Shirley no 95 Goatsucker in 96 Watercolor of Grantchester Meadows
111
A Winter Ship
112
Aftermath
113
Two Views ofa Cadaver Room
114
Suicide off Egg Rock
115
Metaphors
116
Electra on Azalea Path The Beekeepers Daughter The Hermit at Outermost House
118
Man in Black
119
Old Ladies Home
120
The NetMenders Magnolia Shoals
121
The Sleepers
122
The Grand Manor
123
Medallion
124
The Manor Garden
125
Blue Moles
126
Dark Wood Dark Water
127
Pollys Tree
128
The Colossus
129
Private Ground
130
Poem for a Birthday I
131
Dark House
132
Maenad
133
The Beast Flute Notes from a Reedy Pond
134
Witch Burning
135
The Stones
136
The Burntout
137
3 4 5 6 7
139
Youre The Hanging
141
Stillborn On Deck
142
Sleep in the Mojave Desert
143
Two Campers in Cloud Country
144
Leaving Early
145
Love Letter
147
Magi Candles
148
A Life
149
Waking in Winter
151
Parliament Hill Fields page
152
Whitsun
153
Widow
164
Stars Over the Dordogne
165
The Rival
166
Wuthering Heights
167
Blackberrying
168
Finisterre
169
The Surgeon at 2 a m
170
Last Words
172
Mirror
173
The Babysitters
174
New Year on Dartmoor
176
Little Fugue
187
An Appearance
189
Crossing the Water
190
Pheasant
191
Elm
192
The Rabbit Catcher
193
Event
194
Apprehensions
195
BerckPlage
196
The Other
201
Words heard by accident over the phone
202
Poppies in July
203
Burning the Letters
204
For a Fatherless Son page
205
A Birthday Present
206
The Detective
208
The Courage of ShuttingUp
209
The Bee Meeting 211
211
The Arrival of the Bee
212
Stings
214
The Swarm
215
Wintering
217
A Secret
219
The Applicant
221
Daddy
222
Medusa
224
The Jailer
226
Lesbos
227
Stopped Dead
230
Fever 103
231
Amnesiac
232
Lyonnesse
233
Cut
235
By Candlelight
236
The Tour
237
Ariel
239
Poppies in October
240
Purdah
242
Lady Lazarus
244
The Couriers
247
The Night Dances
249
Gulliver
251
Thalidomide
252
Letter in November
253
Death Co
254
Years
255
The Fearful
256
Marys Song
257
Brasilia
258
Childless Woman
259
Eavesdropper
260
1963
262
Mystic
268
Notes on Poems 19561963
275
page 116
289
The Ariel Poems
295
151
296
Female Author
301
Metamorphoses of the Moon
307
To Time page 311
311
Doom of Exiles
318
A Sorcerer Bids Farewell to Seem
324
Aerialist
331
Epitaph in Three Parts
337
Index of Titles and First Lines
343
A Lesson in Vengeance
345
Fifty Early Poems
349
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Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. A complete and uncut facsimile edition of Ariel was published in 2004 with her original selection and arrangement of poems. She was married to the poet Ted Hughes, with whom she had a daughter, Frieda, and a son, Nicholas. She died in London in 1963.

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