The colossus and other poems

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the colossus and other poems

The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath

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 Beekeepers 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.
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Sylvia Plath reading her poems 1958

The colossus & other poems

Sylvia Plath was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the 20th century. By the time she took her life at the age of 30, Plath already had a following in the literary community. In the ensuing years her work attracted the attention Prose Home Harriet Blog. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library. Newsletter Subscribe Give.

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