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Published by Sheldon and company in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

A digital reproduction made from a copy held by the University of Michigan is available from the University of Michigan"s Making of America Web site.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3069.T5 S4 1867
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p.l., 5-173 p.
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24661808M
LC Control Number18011023

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Words for Dr. Y: Uncollected Poems with Three Stories by Anne Sexton avg rating — 96 ratings — published — 3 editions. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tilton, Theodore, Sexton's tale. New York: Sheldon, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Tilton, Theodore, Sexton's tale. New York: Sheldon, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type. Following is a sampling of 10 poems by Anne Sexton, as complex and talented an artist as they come. Her good friend Sylvia Plath, whose poetry stands squarely in the realm of the confessional movement, might have taken issue with that. Anne felt a great kinship with Plath, and like her, often expressed a death wish in her poems.

I really wanted to love this collection. I really enjoyed Sextons Selected Poems, a book that had all the hearty despair of Sylvia Plath with a sharper feminist edge. I just didnt feel any emotional response to Transformations. It felt like a bunch of lazy retellings of classic fairy-tales. I know, I feel like a traitor even saying that, but it /5(). Anne Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts and raised in Weston, Massachusetts. One of the most popular poets of midth century America, Sexton’s impressive body of work continues to be widely read and debated by literary scholars and cultural critics alike. According to Diane Hume George, “Anne Sexton’s poetry tells stories that are immensely significant to mid-twentieth-century. Rumpelstiltskin poem by Anne Sexton. Inside many of usis a small old manwho wants to get out.. Page/5. Cinderella went to the tree at the grave. and cried forth like a gospel singer: Mama! Mama! My turtledove, send me to the prince's ball! The bird dropped down a golden dress. and delicate little slippers. Rather a large package for a simple bird. So she went. Which is no surprise. Her stepmother and sisters didn't.

As well as “Cinderella”, “Gold Key” and other poems in the book serve the same goal – to dethrone the fairy-tale conception of life and happiness. This mentioning also proves that Anne Sexton decided to respond exactly to the Brothers Grimm’s version of the fable. .   The image which accompanies this short introduction to Ann Sexton’s book Transformations is from that other mistress of the dark tale/fairy tale’s pen, Angela Carter. The image is from the Neil Jordan produced movie, The Company of Wolves, which Carter scripted based in her collection of Fairy Tales and Wolf stories of transformation and.   The Sexton'S Tale, and Other Poems. by theodore Tilton. by Theodore Tilton, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : Theodore Tilton. The Three Graves. A Fragment Of A Sexton's Tale by Samuel Taylor grapes upon the Vicars wallWere ripe as ripe could beAnd yellow leaves in sun and wind. Page/5.