Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy by Sylvia Plath

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Read Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy Online Free - Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel, The Bell Jar, it was following her death in 1963 that her work began to garner the wider audience that it deserved. The manuscript that she left behind, Ariel, was published in 1965 under the editorship of her former husband, Ted Hughes, as were two later volumes, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees in 1971, which helped to make Sylvia Plath a household name. Hughes's careful curation of Plath's work extended to a Collected Poems and a Selected Poems in the 1980s, which remain in print today and stand testimony to the 'profound respect' that Frieda Hughes said her father had for her mother's work. It was not until the publication of a 'restored' Ariel in 2004 that readers were able to appraise Plath's own selection and arrangement of her work.

This edition of the poems, chosen by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, offers a fresh selection of Sylvia Plath's poetry to stand in parallel to the existing editions. Introduced with an inviting preface, the book is essential reading for those new to and already familiar with the work of this most extraordinary poet.

Title : Sylvia Plath: Poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
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ISBN : 0571290434
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 150 pages


Hristian rated it ★★★☆☆

August 11, 2017

Her works seem to find me in times where I question myself, question everything. I did like some of the poetry here, most of it I had read before in one way or another. "Event", "Poppies in July" and "Poppies in November" are the new interesting ones, alongside Lady Lazarus and Cut. Her style doe...

Yasmijn rated it ★★★★★

November 10, 2017

“Out of the ash I rise with my red hair And I eat men like air.”

Zoe rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2015

Definitely one of my favourite books ever.

Sam rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 12, 2017

Read Plath. Read Plath. She is sooooo good. A Class writer. Blah blah blah. No. I know why uni students study this because I needed a degree to understand what on earth she was going on about. I think modern contemporary poetry is more my thing. I did love "For a Fatherless Son" but other than tha...

Debra rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2013

Straight into my favourites for this collection of Sylvia Plath's poetry. Ever since her name came up in discussion on a poetry writing forum I used to frequent I have meant to investigate her and this is my first foray into her work. I am in love with it. Have an instinctual understanding of it....

Jo rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 05, 2013

I felt like I should read this since February 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Plath's death. Okay, so it reminded me why I'm not a big fan of poetry. There were some nice lines and some good words but overall, not my thing. I did enjoy The Bell Jar so it's obviously not her writing that's the...

Lara rated it ★★★☆☆

December 16, 2015

I have to admit, I can't make sense of a lot of these poems. I've tried to enjoy the language but find it frustrating that I can't seem to "crack the code". Cue lots of reading about how to understand poetry, which I fear may turn me off the whole subject again...

Shannon rated it ★★★★★

January 09, 2016

Absolutely wonderful poems by the late Sylvia Plath. She was truly a beautiful yet troubled soul and that is so conveyed in her poems. I love reading Plath's work, as it is something I can relate to on a personal level. Personal favourites thus far include "Metaphors", "Morning Song" and "Cut".

Simon rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2014

Great set of poems, obviously - thoughtfully selected and introduced by Carol Ann Duffy.

Rio rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2015

I reread and reread this and I'm so in love with her poetry. Personal favourite has to be November Graveyard but honestly I love all her poetry.

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