Ariel

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Many of the poems in Ariel were written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before Sylvia Plath’s death in 1963. It is the volume on which her reputation as one of the most original, daring and gifted poets of the 20th century rests.

ISBN: 9780571086269 Author: Plath, Sylvia Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 8th May 2001 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 811.54 (edition:21) Pages: 86 Language: English Edition: Main Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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

‘If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.’ A. Alvarez in the Observer

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