The poems in Sylvia Plath s Ariel, including many of her best known such as Lady Lazarus , Daddy , Edge and Paralytic , 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,The poems in Sylvia Plath s Ariel, including many of her best known such as Lady Lazarus , Daddy , Edge and Paralytic , 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, hardminded 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 ObserverThis beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.
Ariel The poems in Sylvia Plath s Ariel including many of her best known such as Lady Lazarus Daddy Edge and Paralytic were all written between the publication in of Plath s first book The Colo
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 translated into English I have, of course, tried my utmost to perform this task with tact, discretion and good tasteIEL TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISHELM.Look, let s get this straight I am a tree, you are a woman We can never be together, not in the way you d like, anyway Plus, you re kind of irritatingE RABBIT [...]
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 got t [...]
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 flo [...]
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 the I read the better I will understand There is an aura about Sylvia Plath that I find fascinating Her writing is so unique, so different from anything else, you can t help being drawn to it, like a moth to a flame.
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 be [...]
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 written novels too Her poetic prose and timings are undeniable Read it Adden [...]
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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 into 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 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 of the po [...]
My favourite poems out of this collection Lady Lazarus, Tulips and Death Co.
Definitely contain some of the best poems by Sylvia Plath The one I most enjoyed was Lady Lazarus.
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, Ted Hughes, who substituted some of her other poems written in the last months of her life The forward by their daughter, Frieda Hughes, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each grouping of poems, trying to be fair to each parent.The poems in Ariel are brilliant and powerful, but often sad, si [...]
DyingIs an art, like everything else.I do it exceptionally well.I do it so it feels like hell.I do it so it feels real.I guess you could say I ve a call.The most accurate thing about Ariel has been said In these poems Plath becomes herself I fear that I cannot be objective when I am writing or talking about Sylvia Plath because she speaks directly to my heart I can relate to her poems, I can feel them Sylvia Plath is raw, brutal and bitter That s a fact I suppose, right But you see even in her d [...]
It feels like Sylvia Plath s life overshadowed her literary value her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar was like a confessional and people tend to read it for all the juicy bits Ariel is a collection of poems published posthumously, just a few years after her suicide It is true that we have Plath to think for advancing the confessional poetry form and exploring topics previously taboo like suicide, mental illness and domestic abuse.I would like to thank Meg Wolitzer s book Belzhar for pushing [...]
I am inhabited by a cry.Nightly, it flaps outLooking, with its hooks, for something to loveI opened it just to get a glimpse, only an idea of Sylvia Plath s poetry and man, was I hooked Her words grabbed me by the neck and dragged me all the way, intoxicating me with bitterness, irony and hard boiled truth At times I d get this feeling of age , this smell of a time before the 20th century, and then I d come across a poem like Lesbos and receive the slap in the face treatment It was a journey int [...]
3.5 stars I find poetry hard to review I m not much of a poet myself I dabble now and again but I wouldn t call myself one I don t feel like I have enough knowledge of the craft to fully appreciate poetry, and so I can t really comment on how good it is Sylvia Plath is a poet I do like, but I don t love all of her poems This collection in particular was a little bit of a mixed bag, but I feel like I ll appreciate it and on subsequent readings and I will most definitely be returning to it The m [...]
gorgeous, like 6 stars of gorgeous2 stars lost for outrageously gratuitous use of racial slur and wtf use of the holocaust as symbolic of personal family relationship
This is Sylvia Purging.Hushed and frantic and brutal.Written during the last months of her life her peak was so so beautiful Tragic.
Plath astonishes with her grasp on words What can I say about her I ve already filled plenty of spaces praising this wondrous woman Each poem is a breath of fresh air Your handful of notes The clear vowels rise like balloons My bones hold a stillness, the Fields melt my heart They threaten To let me through to a haven Starless and fatherless, a dark water A living doll, everywhere you look It can sew, it can cook It can talk, talk, talk Out of the ash I rise with my red hair And I eat men like [...]
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O God, I am not like youIn your vacuous black,Stars stuck all over, bright stupid confetti.Eternity bores me,I never wanted it from Years Extraordinary, isn t she I was captivated by the poems in Ariel and am in agreement with others who view this collection as a masterpiece For even when I came across a poem I didn t fully understand, I could still sense the power within the words of Sylvia Plath which are precise, explosive, darkly beautiful.In the afterword to Ariel author biographer Hal Hage [...]
I didn t read these poems I studied them, I draw on the book and dreamed about Sylvia Plath world You see I have been searching for the kind of poems that will destroy me and rebuild me again That s what Sylvia did to me She is not a Designed to Impress kind of writer and yet she ll use a lot of Greek Myths and history metaphors She ll walk you in a flat land of words, not a pretentious stony one with lots of flashy words No, just smooth words and yet you will use your dictionary quite often and [...]
Ariel, Sylvia Plath s swan song, was first published by her husband Ted Hughes, who removed some poems from her manuscript and added others, composed in her last days, an act that outraged some Plath s fans, in spite of his explanation that he rearranged the poetry to recreate her life It was said that by doing that, Hughes changed the spirit of the volume, replacing the optimism suggested by the promise of rebirth in the bees series that closed Plath s manuscript with the darkness that envelops [...]
Sylvia Plath has a very singular voice she might be talking about bloody veins and suicide or envy or simply describing doom in the morning sun but it s picturesque and it affects me in the most indefatigable way, almost subliminally like the beautiful and fatal thoughts of Esther Greenwood You need to look closer and dig deeper because underneathe that facade of despair is a subtle shade of human conscience, designed to be missed My own favorites were Ariel, The Moon and the Yew Tree and Berck [...]
I am the type seemingly predestined for Plath worship Oh, it s easy white, female, feminist, literary, dark sided And I ve been disavowing my girl Sylvia for a while now, leery of guilt by association Scandals, hype and armies of ersatz Plaths have watered down public opinion, which is what it is, but life and legend are not the sum of literature Ariel is baptism by fire When I read this at thirteen or fourteen it blew up a new space in my mind to make a place where poetry could feel like this T [...]
If you ve read a previous edition of Ariel, drop everything and run out to get this restored edition The forward by Frieda slayed me She poignantly and beautifully paved a way for the reader, preparing them for her mother s work Plath s poems were made that much by what she had to say It s not even fair for me to rate this upon a once over reading I ve hardly revisited or let any of it sink inbut that forward deserves all the stars.
yi tutulmu bir hesap defteri gibi, do rusun,Tertemiz bir mazisin, kendi y z n st ne koydu un.
4.5 5Sylvia s been my main obsession these past few months I cried I ached for her I lived I felt.
The short length of the book and seeming simplicity a woman rides her horse through the countryside is belied by the incredible amount of attention given to it For it explores far than a simple daybreak ride The use of dazzling imagery, vivid emotional resonance, historical and biblical allusions, and a breathtaking sense of movement, explores several different subjects, including poetic creativity sexuality animism suicide and death self realization and self transformation and mysticism.If one [...]
Abejas, flores, manchas de colores y reproches religiosos para edificar una poes a doliente con continuas referencias al deseo de muerte inminente.Mi selecci n personal Lady Lazarus, Tulips, You re y Poppies in July.5 estrellas por haber creado un mundo po tico propio muy potente.