THE COLOSSUS Sylvia Plath 1990
Soft Back slim book – tight copy – dog-eared knocked corners, pencil priced inside cover, otherwise sound copy. FABER AND FABER London Boston – 79 pages. 19.5 x 13 cm. ISBN 0571098649
The Colossus was Sylvia Plath’s first published volume of poetry.
‘She steers clear of feminine charm, deliciousness, gentility, super-sensitivity and the act of being a poetess. She simply writes good poetry. And she does so with a seriousness that demands only that she be judged equally seriously … There is an admirable no-nonsense air about this; the language is bare but vivid and precise, with a concentration that implies a good deal of disturbance with proportionately little fuss’. A. Alvarez in the Observer.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
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