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The Colossus and Other Poems

The Colossus and Other Poems
Author: Sylvia Plath
ISBN 13: 9780375704468
ISBN 10: 375704469
Edition: 1st Vintage International
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1998-05-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
List Price: $14.95

With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy imperatives of life and the chilly hunger for death. Graceful in their craftsmanship, wonderfully original in their imagery, and presenting layer after layer of meaning, the forty poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move, delight, and shock.

Al Alvarez

"She steers clear of feminine charm, deliciousness, gentility, supersensitivity and the act of being a poet. She simply writes good poetry." --London Observer