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By Anne Sexton,Linda Gray Sexton

ISBN-10: 0395257271

ISBN-13: 9780395257272

ISBN-10: 0618492429

ISBN-13: 9780618492428

A revealing choice of letters from Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Anne Sexton

whereas confessional poet Anne Sexton incorporated information of her lifestyles and conflict with psychological disorder in her released paintings, her letters to relatives, buddies, and fellow poets offer an excellent extra intimate glimpse into her deepest international. chosen from hundreds of thousands of letters and edited through Linda grey Sexton, the poet’s daughter, and Lois Ames, one in all her closest buddies, this assortment exposes Sexton’s internal lifestyles from her boarding tuition days via her years of transforming into popularity and finally to the months best as much as her suicide.
Correspondence with writers like W. D. Snodgrass, Robert Lowell, and should Swenson unearths Sexton’s starting to be self belief in her identification as a poet as she discusses her craft, guides, and instructing appointments. Her inner most letters chart her marriage to Alfred “Kayo” Sexton, from the giddy pleasure following their elopement to their eventual divorce; her grief over the demise of her mom and dad; her nice love for her daughters balanced along with her frustration with the never-ending initiatives of being a housewife; and her chronic fight with melancholy. Going past the angst and neuroses of her poetry, those letters painting the entire complexities of the girl at the back of the paintings: passionate, anguished, bold, and craving for connection.

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