Anne Sexton

Author: Diane Wood Middlebrook

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679741824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

View: 4840

Explores the work and tormented life of the American poet, a woman who struggled with mental illness throughout her career, finally taking her own life in 1974

Selected Poems of Anne Sexton

Author: Anne Sexton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618057047

Category: Poetry

Page: 266

View: 5935

A selection of poems by contemporary American author Anne Sexton, drawn primarily from eight previously published collections.

Anne Sexton

Author: Anne Sexton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618492428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 433

View: 314

A selection from the thousands of letters written by the late poet reveals the inner and outer affects of her life, the reality of her battles with mental illness, and her career as a successful poet. Reprint.

Writing Under the Influence

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476667403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 7317

Writers and alcohol have long been associated--for some, the association becomes unmanageable. Drawing on rare sources, this collection of brief biographies traces the lives of 13 well known literary drinkers, examining how their relationship with alcohol developed and how it affected their work, for better or worse. Focusing on examples like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver, the combined biographies present a study of the classic figure of the over-indulging author.

Walt Whitman and Wallace Stevens

Author: Diane Wood Middlebrook

Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press



Page: 238

View: 7749

Young Ovid

Author: Diane Middlebrook

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 9781619023314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1932

An unfinished biography by the best-selling author of Anne Sexton and Her Husband examines the work of the Ancient Rome poet and interprets his family and personal life against a backdrop of period conditions and customs as gleaned from his poetry and letters from exile.

Suits Me

Author: Diane Wood Middlebrook

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395957899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 4479

Relates the remarkable story of Billy Tipton, a female jazz musician who lived as a man for nearly fifty years

A Companion to Literary Biography

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 6844

An authoritative review of literary biography covering the seventeenth century to the twentieth century A Companion to Literary Biography offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the history of the genre across three centuries. The editor – an esteemed literary biographer and noted expert in the field – has encouraged contributors to explore the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the writing of biographies of writers. The text examines how biographers have dealt with the lives of classic authors from Chaucer to contemporary figures such as Kingsley Amis. The Companion brings a new perspective on how literary biography enables the reader to deal with the relationship between the writer and their work. Literary biography is the most popular form of writing about writing, yet it has been largely neglected in the academic community. This volume bridges the gap between literary biography as a popular genre and its relevance for the academic study of literature. This important work: Allows the author of a biography to be treated as part of the process of interpretation and investigates biographical reading as an important aspect of criticism Examines the birth of literary biography at the close of the seventeenth century and considers its expansion through the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries Addresses the status and writing of literary biography from numerous perspectives and with regard to various sources, methodologies and theories Reviews the ways in which literary biography has played a role in our perception of writers in the mainstream of the English canon from Chaucer to the present day Written for students at the undergraduate level, through postgraduate and doctoral levels, as well as academics, A Companion to Literary Biography illustrates and accounts for the importance of the literary biography as a vital element of criticism and as an index to our perception of literary history.

Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th century, O-Z

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1579580483

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

View: 4295

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.