Ariel: Perennial Classics Edition (Paperback)

By Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell (Foreword by)
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"In these poems...Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created."
-- From the Introduction by Robert Lowell

About the Author


Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1932, and was a writer from early in life, publishing poems in local newspapers from the age of eight. Despite the clinical depression that affected her deeply, Plath excelled at Smith College and subsequently attended Newnham College in Cambridge on a Fulbright fellowship grant. In England, Plath met and married fellow poet Ted Hughes. Their marriage was often an unhappy one, and Hughes left Plath after the birth of their second child. In the time following, Plath wrote many of her most famous poems, often drawing inspiration from the rocky relationships with the men in her lifein particular her marriage to Hughes and her relationship with her father, whose strict manner and death during her childhood had greatly impacted her. Plath s works include the poems Daddy, Lady Lazarus, and Poppies in July, as well as the novel The Bell Jar, which reflects Plath s own experiences with severe depression. Plath was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Works nearly twenty years after her suicide in 1963.

Robert Lowell (1917-77) was the renowned and controversial author of many books of poetry, including "Day by Day, The Dolphin", and "History". FSG also published his "Collected Prose" in 1987.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060931728
ISBN-10: 0060931728
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 3rd, 1999
Pages: 128
Language: English