Ariel

Plath, Sylvia

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The poems in Sylvia Plath’s ‘Ariel’ include many of her best-known, such as ‘Lady Lazarus’, ‘Daddy’ and ‘Fever 103 degrees’. They were all written between the publication of Plath’s first book, ‘The Colossus’ in 1960, and her death in 1963.

Description

Ariel, first published in 1965, contains many of Sylvia Plath’s best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. Including poems such as ‘Lady Lazarus’, ‘Edge’, ‘Daddy’ and ‘Paralytic’, it was the first of four collections to be published by Faber & Faber. Ariel is the volume on which Sylvia Plath’s reputation as one of the most original, daring and gifted poets of the twentieth century rests.

‘Since she died my mother has been dissected, analysed, reinterpreted, reinvented, fictionalized, and in some cases completely fabricated. It comes down to this: her own words describe her best, her ever-changing moods defining the way she viewed her world and the manner in which she pinned down her subjects with a merciless eye.’ – from Frieda Hughes’s introduction to Ariel

Additional information

Weight 112 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 6 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

81

Language

English

Edition

Main – Faber Modern Classics

Dewey

811.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K