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Anne Sexton: A Biography

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Anne Sexton began writing poetry at the age of twenty-nine to keep from killing herself. She held on to language for dear life and somehow — in spite of alcoholism and the mental illness that ultimately led her to suicide — managed to create a body of work that won a Pulitzer Prize and that still sings to thousands of readers. This exemplary biography, which was nominated for the National Book Award, provoked controversy for its revelations of infidelity and incest and its use of tapes from Sexton's psychiatric sessions. It reconciles the many Anne Sextons: the 1950s housewife; the abused child who became an abusive mother; the seductress; the suicide who carried "kill-me pills" in her handbag the way other women carry lipstick; and the poet who transmuted confession into lasting art.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-468) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679741824
Author:
Middlebrook, Diane Wood
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Middlebrook, Diane Wood
Author:
Middlebrook, Diane
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Sexton, anne, 1928-1974
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Sexton, Anne
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
biography;poetry;anne sexton;non-fiction;suicide;poets;mental illness;literary biography;poet;women;writers;american literature;sexton;literature;literary criticism;psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
v. 10, no. 1
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.24 x 1.27 in 1 lb

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