Ariel
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Ariel

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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...

Title:Ariel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0060931728
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:105 pages

    Ariel Reviews

  • Paul Bryant
    Nov 12, 2012

    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
    Sep 17, 2009

    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
    Apr 12, 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 15, 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...

  • Lotte
    Jun 01, 2016

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

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Aug 23, 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...

  • Steven  Godin
    Aug 06, 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. ...

  • Connie
    Feb 14, 2015

    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,...

  • Asghar Abbas
    Mar 08, 2016

    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 ...

  • Ammar
    Nov 14, 2016

    Definitely contain some of the best poems by Sylvia Plath. The one I most enjoyed was Lady Lazarus. ...

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