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Ariel When I was a kid, I loved stories about intrepid explorers who visited places no one had ever seen before, and died heroically in the attempt I guess Scott of the Antarctic is the canonical example though later on, I discovered to my surprise that Norwegians just think he was an idiot who didn t prepare carefully, and that Amundsen was the real hero There is a wonderful episode in Jan Kj rstad s Erobreren which contrasts the English and Norwegian views of these two great men.So what s this g When I was a kid, I loved stories about intrepid explorers who visited places no one had ever seen before, and died heroically in the attempt I guess Scott of the Antarctic is the canonical example though later on, I discovered to my surprise that Norwegians just think he was an idiot who didn t prepare carefully, and that Amundsen was the real hero There is a wonderful episode in Jan Kj rstad s Erobreren which contrasts the English and Norwe It probably won t be right to draw comparisons between the Sylvia Plath who wrote Mad Girl s Love Song during her time at Smith s and the Sylvia Plath of Ariel There s a world of difference between a Sylvia merely mourning lost love and a bitter, lonesome, vengeful, depressed Sylvia trying to live out the last vestiges of a tumultuous life by seeking a form of catharsis through these poems And, indeed, a very personal set of poems these are It took me a while to get through this book not only It probably won t be right to draw comparisons between the Sylvia Plath who wrote Mad Girl s Love Song during her time at Smith s and the Sylvia Plath of Ariel There s a world of difference between a Sylvia merely mourning lost love and a bitter, lonesome, vengeful, depressed Sylvia trying to live out the last vestiges of a tumultuous life by seeking a form of catharsis through these poems And, indeed, a very personal set of poems these are It took me a while to get through this book not only because you cannot breeze through poetry as if it Either disturbed by some haunting, otherworldly presence or simply because of the purring birdsong I awake on the early hours of this winter morning and I grab Sylvia Plath s collection of poems Ariel, which is calling to me from my bedside table Still drowsy with soft shades of silky sheets printed on my cheeks my glassy eyes try to focus on stray words that chop like sharpened axes Streams of unleashed running waters wash over me but fail to cleanse my soul I am unsettled Disturbing images Either disturbed by some haunting, otherworldly presence or simply because of the purring birdsong I awake on the early hours of this winter morning and I grab Sylvia Plath s collection of poems Ariel, which is calling to me from my bedside table Still drowsy with soft shades of silky sheets printed on my cheeks my glassy eyes try to focus on stray words that chop like sharpened axes Streams of unleashed running waters wash over me bu What do I think I honestly don t know My favorite poems were Elm, The Moon and the Yew Tree, and Edge I admit that Sylvia Plath s poetry may be beyond my ability to fullly understand I have The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982, on my to read shelf Maybe theI read the better I will understand There is an aura about Sylvia Plath that I find fascinating Her writing is so unique, so different fro Ariel, Sylvia Plath 20001932 1963 Ariel, Sylvia Plath 20001932 1963 , I picked this up last night, wanting to read just one poem, The Moon and the Yew Tree specifically, but I ended up reading all of them, the entire book I won t pretend to understand what most of her poems were about, but they left me in goosebumps and ashiver I enjoyed them What a mind, what a mind Utterly glorious Bane of her existence and yet because of its blackness she still exists today Sublime work.I wish she had writtennovels too Her poetic prose and timings are undeniable R I picked this up last night, wanting to read just one poem, The Moon and the Yew Tree specifically, but I ended up reading all of them, the entire book I won t pretend to understand what most of her poems were about, but they left me in goosebumps and ashiver I enjoyed them What a mind, what a mind Utterly glorious Bane of her existenc Sylvia Plath S Celebrated Collection.When Sylvia Plath Died, She Not Only Left Behind A Prolific Life But Also Her Unpublished Literary Masterpiece, Ariel Her Husband, Ted Hughes, Brought The Collection To Life In 1966, And Its Publication Garnered Worldwide Acclaim This Collection Showcases The Beloved Poet S Brilliant, Provoking, And Always Moving Poems, Including Ariel And Once Again Shows Why Readers Have Fallen In Love With Her Work Throughout The Generations. Stunned.Destroyed.Took the wind out of my sails,and the light out of my eyes.Not wanting to curse but fuck me could she write As for Daddy what heart crushing despair. I m wanting to get intopoetry, but I have to classify books of poetry in two categories poems I understood, and poems I didn t The majority of these poems went over my head I saw in a previous review that Plath writes very personally, which I suppose is what went wrong here There were so many abstract references and just being plain honest, 80% of these poems I just had no clue what she was trying to communicate, other than the fact that she wanted to die Although I didn t grasp most I m wanting to get intopoetry, but I have to classify books of poetry in two categories poems I understood, and poems I didn t The majority of these poems went over my head I saw in a previous review that Plath writes very personally My favourite poems out of this collection Lady Lazarus, Tulips and Death Co.


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About the Author: Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.Known primarily for her poetry, Plath also wrote a semi autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas The book s protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is a bright, ambitious student at Smith College who begins to experience a mental breakdown while interning for a fashion magazine in New York The plot paralle Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.Known primarily for her poetry, Plath also wrote a semi autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas The book s protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is a bright, ambitious student at Smith College who begins to experience a mental breakdown while interning for a fashion magazine in New York The plot parallels Plath s experience interning at Mademoiselle magazine and subsequent mental breakdown and suicide attempt.Along with Anne Sexton, Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry initiated by Robert Lowell and W.D Snodgrass Despite her remarkable artistic, academic, and social success at Smith, Plath suffered from severe depression and underwent a period of psychiatric hospitalization She graduated from Smith with highest honours in 1955 and went on to Newnham College, Cambridge, in England, on a Fulbright fellowship Here she met and married the English poet Ted Hughes in 1956 For the following two years she was an instructor in English at Smith College.In 1960, shortly after Plath and Hughes returned to England from America, her first collection of poems appeared asThe Colossus She also gave birth to a daughter, Frieda Rebecca Hughes and Plath s son, Nicholas Farrar, was born in 1962 Plath took her own life on the morning of February 11, 1963 Leaving out bread and milk, she completely sealed the rooms between herself and her sleeping children with wet towels and cloths Plath then placed her head in the oven while the gas was turned on.Her father was Otto Emil Plath


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