25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Poetry- A to Z

The Collected Poems

by

The Collected Poems Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Containing everything that celebrated poet Sylvia Plath wrote after 1956, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of her work. Edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Ted Hughes.

Description:

"By the time of her death, on 11 February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn't get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saven, but — after 1956 — all she wrote....The aim of the present complete edition, which contains a numbered sequence of the 224 poems written after 1956 together with a further 50 poems chosen from her pre-1956 work, is to bring Sylvia Plath's poetry together in one volume, including the various uncollected and unpublished pieces, and to set everything in as true a chronological order as is possible, so that the whole progress and achievement of this unusual poet will become accessible to readers."
Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

About the Author

Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. A complete and uncut facsimile edition of Ariel was published in 2004 with her original selection and arrangement of poems. She was married to the poet Ted Hughes, with whom she had a daughter, Frieda, and a son, Nicholas. She died in London in 1963.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060909000
Subtitle:
Editor:
Hughes, Ted
Editor:
HUGHES, TED
Author:
PLATH, SYLVIA
Author:
by Sylvia Plath
Introduction:
Hughes, Ted
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Us
Series:
Harper Colophon Books
Series Volume:
0900
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.22x6.12x.92 in. 1.09 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Complete Poems
    Used Trade Paper $10.00
  2. Near Changes: Poems Used Trade Paper $7.50
  3. The Collected Poems of Langston...
    New Trade Paper $19.95
  4. Selected Poems Used Trade Paper $6.95
  5. Lunch Poems (Pocket Poets Series:... New Trade Paper $8.95
  6. The Book of Medicines Used Trade Paper $6.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Poetry Month Picks

The Collected Poems Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060909000 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.