An expression of an extraordinary poet's life story in her own words, this book shows Anne Sexton as she really was in private, as she wrote about herself to family, friends, fellow poets, and students. Anne's daughter Linda Gray Sexton and her close confidant Lois Ames have judiciously chosen from among thousands of letters and provided ...
An expression of an extraordinary poet's life story in her own words, this book shows Anne Sexton as she really was in private, as she wrote about herself to family, friends, fellow poets, and students. Anne's daughter Linda Gray Sexton and her close confidant Lois Ames have judiciously chosen from among thousands of letters and provided commentary where necessary. Illustrated throughout with candid photographs and memorabilia, the letters -- brilliant, lyrical, caustic, passionate, angry -- are a consistently revealing index to Anne Sexton's quixotic and exuberant personality.
Fair in fair dust jacket. Books rated "Acceptable" may have significant wear & tear; may have significant amounts of underlining, highlighting, or notes; may have creases, or tears; may have cracked spines or loose pages; may have the previous owner's name, stamp, sticker, or gift inscription; or may be library discards.
Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Houghton Mifflin Good Trade Paperback. Solid, tight, clean but age-toned, corners scuffed, lower corner creased. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Sections of photos after pgs 114 and 274. Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 to October 4, 1974) was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die. A biographical book with many of Anne Sexton's letters. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. 5.5"x9" tall; 433pp. Indexed.
Vg- 433pp; 2 sections of b/w photos; about 15 pages with marks in the margins + note on half title pg; book plate inside front cover; light wear / soil to edges of dj in new protective mylar; ISBN: 0395257271.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-12-20 Linda Sexton, Anne Sexton's elder daughter and literary executor, adds a new introduction to this collection of the poet's letters first published in 1977. PW called the original edition, ``An arresting, disturbing portrait of a gifted, unstable, death-obsessed writer who never took that giant step from childhood to maturity.'' Photos. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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