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Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

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Anne Sexton (1928-1974) is one of the most influential & frequently discussed American poets. She lived all her life in the Boston area. (Publisher Provided) Poet Anne Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1928. She attended Garland Junior College for a year and at nineteen, married Alfred vis mere Muller Sexton II. After the birth of her first daughter in 1953 and her second daughter in 1955, Sexton suffered mental breakdowns, which included attempting suicide on her birthday in 1955. She had been diagnosed with postpartum depression. Both times she was hospitalized at Westwood Lodge and it was there that her doctor got her to pursue her interest in writing poetry. She enrolled in a poetry workshop at the Boston Center for Adult Education in 1957, which is where she met fellow poet, and soon to be close friend, Maxine Kumin. Sexton then wrote "To Bedlam and Part Way Back" (1960), "All My Pretty Ones" (1962), and in 1966, Sexton won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Live or Die." Sexton wrote about controversial subjects, which included abortion and drug addiction. As with many other "confessional" poets, Sexton wrote of emotional anguish which came from her battle with mental illness. In 1974, she lost that battle and committed suicide. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Anne Sexton

The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton (1981) 1,973 eksemplarer
Transformations (1971) 948 eksemplarer
Selected Poems: Anne Sexton (1988) 475 eksemplarer
Love Poems (1969) 386 eksemplarer
Live or Die (1966) 224 eksemplarer
The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975) 209 eksemplarer
All My Pretty Ones (1962) 140 eksemplarer
The Death Notebooks (1974) 130 eksemplarer
45 Mercy Street (1976) 110 eksemplarer
The Book of Folly (1972) 101 eksemplarer
To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960) 91 eksemplarer
Joey and the birthday present (1971) 45 eksemplarer
The Voice of the Poet: Anne Sexton (2000) 17 eksemplarer
The wizard's tears (1975) 13 eksemplarer
Anne Sexton Reads (1992) 13 eksemplarer
[Two poems] 12 eksemplarer
Eggs of Things (1963) 12 eksemplarer
Kreupel hart : gedichten (2001) 8 eksemplarer
Poesie 5 eksemplarer
Poemas de amor (2009) 4 eksemplarer
[Four poems] 4 eksemplarer
Una come lei e altre poesie (2010) 4 eksemplarer
L'estrosa abbondanza (1997) 4 eksemplarer
Att bära en människa (1976) 4 eksemplarer
Sanningen de döda vet : dikter (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Transformaciones (2021) 3 eksemplarer
[Five poems] 3 eksemplarer
Poetry of Anne Sexton 3 eksemplarer
Com ella (OSSA MENOR) (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Locas, locas mujeres (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Poems 2 eksemplarer
Six poems 2 eksemplarer
[Three poems] 2 eksemplarer
More Eggs of Things 2 eksemplarer
Liebesgedichte : Gedichte (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Cries of the Spirit. A Celebrarion of Women's Spirituality (1991) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The wedding night 1 eksemplar
With you gone 1 eksemplar
Words 1 eksemplar
You're Gonna Miss Me (1995) 1 eksemplar
La zavorra dell'eterno (2016) 1 eksemplar
El asesino y otros poemas (1996) 1 eksemplar
After Auschwitz 1 eksemplar
Cinderella 1 eksemplar
Izabrane pjesme (2015) 1 eksemplar
Wanting to die 1 eksemplar
Kilitli Kapılar 1 eksemplar
L'Estrosa abbondanza (1997) 1 eksemplar
The touch 1 eksemplar
Four 1 eksemplar
Didn't know 1 eksemplar
Dancing the jig 1 eksemplar
The breast 1 eksemplar
The hoarder 1 eksemplar
Bestiary U.S.A. 1 eksemplar
The house 1 eksemplar
Sweeney 1 eksemplar
Somewhere in Africa 1 eksemplar
A small journal 1 eksemplar
Santa 1 eksemplar
Red roses 1 eksemplar
Love song 1 eksemplar
Late poems 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (2011) — Forfatter — 2,047 eksemplarer
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Bidragyder — 989 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver903 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Bidragyder — 737 eksemplarer
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Bidragyder — 366 eksemplarer
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Bidragyder — 335 eksemplarer
Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Bidragyder — 332 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 319 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Bidragyder — 295 eksemplarer
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Bidragyder — 249 eksemplarer
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragyder — 191 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver108 eksemplarer
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
New American Review 15 (1972) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Open Secrets (1972) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
In'hui, No.9 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Poemario no que non hai poemas de amor, pero si de pasión, de desamor, de autocoñecemento, sexo, e depresión. Anne Sexton é unha artistaza.
Orellana_Souto | Oct 1, 2023 |
“Give me your skin
as sheer as a cobweb,
let me open it up
and listen in and scoop out the dark.”

Dark, poetic, and at times humorous retellings of Grimms' Fairytales? We love her, folks.
cbwalsh | 16 andre anmeldelser | Sep 13, 2023 |
I really wanted to replace this book with a selection of her poetry which I could get for free somehow, which I wouldn’t feel bad doing as I’ve paid before and anyway I suppose that the dead are in it for fame, right. But I guess it’s not something that I needed—along with everything else today, ha—so I don’t know. But I do remember how Anne made me feel, and I know how I feel about that now. She wasn’t Anne Bradstreet, which is where the critics were midcentury, and where as a body they still probably are now, even if they wear the masque of the practitioners of poetry today who probably think Anne is—well, I mean, she is dead. But she did live, and although Anne is both The Girl Herself, and you know, some psycho white girl, I do think that we all know what it’s like, even if generally we successfully try not to know, right.

I don’t know. “My uncontrolled thoughts are not to be feared.” (Esther Hicks). I never wanted to be Midcentury Marcellus, you know, but I didn’t get that when I actually read Anne, which is why I’d almost like to read her again, even though I can’t really afford the time & money investment of “school”-y books anymore, and don’t quite place the same value as I once did on that stage in the life cycle, right….

(sigh, rattling around in a disturbed way inside the robot) We live; we die; we’re happy; we get angry; we’re subtle; we’re emotional…. We’re not robots….

We’re ducks.
… (mere)
goosecap | 17 andre anmeldelser | Aug 15, 2023 |
Anne Sexton had an extraordinary impact on me when I was first introduced to her poetry in my teenage years. Although she differs greatly from Emily Dickinson, the subject matter of death is one that transfixed them both, as well as me. Sexton may seem an odd next transition after Dickinson, but it SO worked for me. To this day, her poetry still hits me viscerally and I'm stunned by her intimacy. "Her Kind" is still my favorite poem of all.
Andy5185 | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jul 9, 2023 |



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