Anne Sexton

Author: Diane Wood Middlebrook

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679741824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

View: 1707


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

Anne Sexton

Author: Anne Sexton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618492428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 433

View: 9254


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: 3617


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.

"A Study Guide for Anne Sexton's ""I Remember"""

Author: Gale, Cengage

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0028665597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

View: 9771


"A Study Guide for Anne Sexton's ""I Remember"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs."

Selected Poems of Anne Sexton

Author: Anne Sexton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 266

View: 1815


Poems deal with divorce, marriage, parenthood, animals, dreams, music, religion, death, love, and the imagination

A Study Guide for Anne Sexton's "Self in 1958"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410357554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

View: 8855


A Study Guide for Anne Sexton's "Self in 1958," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Anne Sexton's "Young"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141035301X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

View: 4863


A Study Guide for Anne Sexton's "Young," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Anne Sexton and Middle Generation Poetry

Author: Philip McGowan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

View: 7423


Restarts the debate about Sexton's poetry by refocusing the discussion on her work rather than her life.

A Companion to Literary Biography

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 5756


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.

Anne Sexton

Author: Steven E. Colburn

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472063796

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

View: 753


Contains some of the best and most representative writing about Sexton's life and work