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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...

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:105 pages

    Ariel Reviews

  • Paul Bryant
    Sep 27, 2007

    Inspired by Paul Legault's brilliant idea of translating Emily Dickinson's poems into English, I thought immediately - I have to steal that idea. So here are some of the Ariel poems of Sylvia Plath tr...

  • Manny
    Nov 28, 2008

    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 -...

  • Dolors
    Feb 07, 2014

    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 Ari...

  • Samadrita
    Feb 08, 2013

    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...

  • Steven  Godin
    Aug 03, 2016

    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. ...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Aug 22, 2016

    I'm wanting to get into more poetry, 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 previou...

  • Lotte
    Oct 13, 2015

    My favourite poems out of this collection: Lady Lazarus, Tulips and Death & Co....

  • Asghar Abbas
    Dec 17, 2015

    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 ...

  • Connie
    Dec 23, 2014

    The restored edition of Ariel is the group of poems that Sylvia Plath left as a manuscript at the time of her death by suicide in 1963. The originally published Ariel was edited by her former husband,...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 28, 2010

    Ariel, Sylvia Plath غنولن: آریل؛ شاعر: سیلویا پلاتآینهنقره ام، دقیقم، بی هیچ نقش پیشینهرچه میبینم بی درنگ میبلعمهمان گ...

About Sylvia Plath

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