Sylvia Plath's Selected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath,Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

ISBN: 9780571135868

Category: American poetry

Page: 85

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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and include many of her most celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262244

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and includes many of her most-celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571264174

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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This comprehensive volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. The poems are drawn from the only collection Plath published while alive, The Colossus, as well as from posthumous collections Ariel, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees. The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual poems. There is also an appendix containing fifty poems from Sylvia Plath's juvenilia. This collection was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. 'For me, the most important literary event of 1981 has been the publication, eighteen years after her death, of Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems, confirming her as one of the most powerful and lavishly gifted poets of our time.' A. Alvarez in the Observer

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061558893

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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A new edition of Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301479

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, 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.

Paradoxes in Selected Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath

Author: Chitra Sreedharan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527578763

Category: Poetry

Page: 355

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This book effectively brings out the multivalence of the poetry of both Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath without sensationalizing either the writers or their work. Although it begins by selecting and demarcating various poems by the two authors thematically, it adopts a multi-pronged approach to the two writers that dissolves all water-tight compartments, and provides a holistic view of the issues raised through the poetry, and the similarities and differences in the approaches, of the two women.

Study Guide to Selected Poems and Additional Poems by Sylvia Plath

Author: Ray Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544074122

Category:

Page: 200

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Ray Moore's Study Guides provide insights into important but demanding texts. Sylvia Plath is one of the greatest and most popular poets of the twentieth century. Her poems do not, however, yield their meaning to a superficial reading. Plath demands a lot of her readers, but the rewards are worth the effort. Critical works on Plath deal with her poems selectively. Uniquely, this Guide goes through each poem providing a full explanation of its meaning and significance. For each poem there is: - an introduction with background information; - helpful study guide questions; - a detailed commentary. In addition the Guide provides: - biographical information on Plath; - sections on poetic development, themes, images, etc.; - a Reading Diary activity on -Daddy-; - a sample essay on -Sylvia Plath's Sense of Place-; - a glossary of literary terms and activity; - guidance on further reading. This fully revised Second Edition includes every poem in Selected Poems, plus six additional poems of particular importance to understanding Plath's poetic development.

Ted Hughes: New Selected Poems

Author: Neil Roberts

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 85

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This book (also available in paperback from Troubador) open with a section on Hughes's life, including an authoritative treatment of the relationship with Sylvia Plath and the effect of her suicide on his poetry and reputation, followed by a review of Hughes's artistic strategies, his poetic language, and influences on his work, including his openness to mythology and the poets of Eastern Europe. The body of the book offers an approach to reading New Selected Poems (1995), taking in turn each of the remarkable and remarkably varied works from which the poems were selected - The Hawk in the Rain, Lupercal, Wodwo, Crow, Cave Birds, Season Songs, Gaudete, Remains of Elmet, Moortown Diary, River and Wolfwatching. It concludes with a review of Hughes's reception, and a six-page bibliography.