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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 06/05/2010
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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 This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571259311
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 6 mm
Edition: Main

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“Beyond beautiful”

Ariel is beyond beautiful from the outset. The language that Plath employed is deeply meaningful, without being trite. It has a simplicity to it that allows a reader to conjure their own imagination in making the poem... More

Hardback edition
16th May 2016
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“A delicious and dangerous collection.”

A delicious and dangerous collection and one that constantly provokes a strong reaction. If you are considering purchasing this collection as a fan of Plath then you already have an idea of what is awaiting you inside... More

Hardback edition
29th August 2010
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