The aim of the present complete edition, which contains a numbered sequence of the 224 poems written after 1956 together with a further 50 poems chosen from her pre-1956 work, is to bring Sylvia Plath's poetry together in one volume, including the various uncollected and unpublished pieces, and to set everything in as true a chronological order as is possible, so that the whole progress and achievement of this unusual poet will become accessible to readers.
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Sylvia Plath died in 1963, and even now her outsize persona threatens to bury her poetry--the numerous biographies and studies often drawing the reader toward anecdote and away from the work. It's a relief to turn to the poems themselves and once more be jolted by their strange beauty, hard-wrought originality, and acetylene anger. "It is a heart, / This holocaust I walk in, / O golden child the world will kill and eat." While the juvenilia and poems written before 1960 that Ted Hughes has included here prefigure Plath's later obsessions, they also enable us to witness her turn from thesaurus-heavy verse to stripped-down art as they gather power through raw simplicity. "The blood jet is poetry. / There is no stopping it," she declares in "Kindness."About the Author :
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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Description du livre Faber & Faber, 1981. État : Fair. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP67733899
Description du livre Faber & Faber, London, 1981. Cloth. État : Very Good Plus. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. Edited by Ted Hughes, the author's husband, later Poet Laureate, who has provided an Introduction.Bound in blue cloth with silver lettering on spine.351 pages including Notes and an index.Also included is an Appendix containing fifty poems from Sylvia Plath's juvenilia.Some yellowing to page edges and slight fading to a small section of the inner top edge of the rear board, also a fine strip of fading to base of spine, otherwise a very good, sound clean copy in non price-clipped dust-jacket.The bright blue wrapper is somewhat worn at head of spine. It has also become a bit faded and yellowed on the spine and the jacket is just slightly discoloured in the same way on the upper section of the front panel.There is a small closed tear on the bottom edge of the rear panel and slight general edgewear. Apart from detailed points noted, the wrapper is in very good condition overall for its age - and is now in a conservation sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 000554
Description du livre Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1981. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Hardcover in good condition. Jacket is scored, scuffed and edge worn, with a few minor nicks. Jacket and hardcover spine heads are lightly bumped. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW. Used. N° de réf. du libraire 449810