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Ariel: Poems

Ariel: Poems

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Ariel: Poems

by Plath, Sylvia

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Review copy, with publisher's slip loosely laid in. Near Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact. Light strip of sunning to to edge of cloth, mainly at spine. The dust jacket shows toning and soiling. The review slip shows a small strip of toning to the top edge and light curve at the left edge. A very lovely copy, rare with publisher's review slip laid in.

Synopsis

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy' and 'Fever 103 degrees', 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, hard-minded ...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

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
150117008
Title
Ariel: Poems
Author
Plath, Sylvia
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1966
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry;

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