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The complete poems / Anne Sexton ; with a foreword by Maxine Kumin.

Sexton, Anne. (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0395957761 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780395957769 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 622 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Mariner books ed.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Includes index.
"A Mariner book"
Formatted Contents Note: How it was: Maxine Kumin on Anne Sexton -- To bedlam and part way back(1960): You, Doctor Martin -- Kind sir: these woods -- Torn down from glory daily -- Music swims back to me -- Bells -- Elizabeth gone -- Some foreign letters -- Kite -- Said the poet to the analyst -- Venus and the ark -- Her kind -- Exorcists -- Where I live in this honorable house of the laurel tree -- Portrait of an old woman on the college tavern wall -- Farmer's wife -- Funnel -- Expatriates -- For Johnny Pole on the forgotten beach -- Unknown girl in the maternity ward -- What's that -- Moss of his skin -- Hutch -- Noon walk on the asylum lawn -- Ringing the bells -- Lullaby -- Lost ingredient -- Road back -- Waiting head -- Elegy in the classroom -- Story for Rose on the midnight flight to Boston -- For John, who begs me not to enquire further -- Double image -- Division of parts -- All my pretty ones(1962): Truth the dead know -- All my pretty ones -- Young -- Lament -- To a friend whose work has come to triumph -- Starry night -- Old dwarf heart -- I remember -- Operation -- Curse against elegies -- Abortion -- With mercy for the greedy -- For God while sleeping -- In the deep museum -- Ghosts -- Fortress -- Old -- Hangman -- Woman with girdle -- House -- Water -- Wallflower -- Housewife -- Doors, doors, doors -- Letter written on a ferry while crossing Long Island Sound -- From the garden -- Love song for K. Owyne -- Flight -- For Eleanor Boylan talking with God -- Black art -- Letter written during a January northeaster -- Live or die(1966): author's note -- And one for my dame -- Sun -- Flee on your donkey -- Three green windows -- Somewhere in Africa -- Imitations of drowning -- Mother and Jack and the rain -- Consorting with angels -- Legend of the one-eyed man -- Love song -- Man and wife -- Those times -- Two sons -- To lose the earth -- Sylvia's death -- Protestant Easter -- For the year of the insane -- Crossing the Atlantic -- Walking in Paris -- Menstruation at forty -- Christmas Eve -- KE 6-8018 -- Wanting to die -- Wedding night -- Little girl, my string bean, my lovely woman -- Little uncomplicated hymn -- Your face on the dog's neck -- Self in 1958 -- Suicide note -- In the beach house -- Cripples and other stories -- Pain for a daughter -- Addict -- Live -- Love poems(1969): Touch -- Kiss -- Breast -- Interrogation of the man of many hearts -- That day -- In celebration of my uterus -- Nude swim -- Song for a red nightgown -- loving the killer -- For my lover, returning to his wife -- Break -- It is a spring afternoon -- Just once -- Again and again and again -- You all know the story of the other woman -- Moon song, woman song -- Ballad of the lonely masturbator -- Barefoot -- Papa and mama dance -- Now -- Us -- Mr. Mine -- Song for a lady -- Knee song -- Eighteen days without you -- Transformations(1971): Gold key -- Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- White snake -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Little peasant -- Godfather death -- Rapunzel -- Iron Hans -- Cinderella -- One-eye, two-eyes, three-eyes -- Wonderful musician -- Red Riding Hood -- Maiden without hands -- Twelve dancing princesses -- Frog prince -- Hansel and Gretel -- Briar Rose(Sleeping Beauty) -- Book of folly(1972): Thirty poems: Ambition bird -- Doctor of the heart -- Oh -- Sweeney -- Mother and daughter -- Wifebeater -- Firebombers -- One-legged man -- Assassin -- Going gone -- Anna who was mad -- Hex -- Dreaming the breasts -- Red shoes -- Other Silence -- Hoarder -- Killing the spring -- Death of the father: Oysters -- How we danced -- boat -- Santa -- Friends -- Begat -- Angels of the love affair: Angel of fire and genitals -- Angel of clean sheets -- Angel of flight and sleigh bells -- Angel of hope and calendars -- Angel of blizzards and blackouts -- Angel of beach houses and picnics -- Jesus papers: Jesus suckles -- Jesus awake -- Jesus asleep -- Jesus raises up the harlot -- Jesus cooks -- Jesus summons forth -- Jesus dies -- Jesus unborn -- Author of the Jesus papers speaks -- Death notebooks(1974): Gods -- Making a living -- For Mr. Death who stands with his door open -- Faustus and I -- Death baby: Dreams -- Dy-dee doll -- Seven times -- Madonna -- Max -- Baby -- Rats live on no evil star -- Grandfather, your wound -- Baby picture -- Furies: Fury of beautiful bones -- Fury of hating eyes -- Fury of guitars and sopranos -- Fury of earth -- Fury of jewels and coal -- Fury of cooks -- Fury of cocks -- Fury of abandonment -- Fury of overshoes -- Fury of rain storms -- Fury of flowers and worms -- Fury of God's good-bye -- Fury of Sundays -- Fury of sunsets -- Fury of sunrises -- Praying on a 707 -- Clothes -- Mary's song -- God's backside -- Jesus walking -- Hurry up please it's time -- O ye tongues: First psalm -- Second psalm -- Third psalm -- Fourth psalm -- Fifth psalm -- Sixth psalm -- Seventh psalm -- Eighth psalm -- Ninth psalm -- Tenth psalm -- Awful rowing toward God(1975): Rowing -- Civil war -- Children -- Two hands -- Room of my life -- Witch's life -- Earth falls down -- Courage -- Riding the elevator into the sky -- When man enters woman -- Fish that walked -- Fallen angels -- Earth -- After Auschwitz -- Poet of ignorance -- Sermon of the twelve acknowledgments -- Evil eye -- Dead heart -- Play -- Sickness unto death -- Locked doors -- Evil seekers -- Wall -- Is it true? -- Welcome morning -- Jesus, the actor, plays the holy Ghost -- God-monger -- What the bird with the human head knew -- Fire thief -- Big heart -- Words -- Mothers -- Doctors -- Frenzy -- Snow -- Small wire -- Saints come marching in -- Not so. Not so. -- Rowing endeth -- Posthumously published work -- Editor's note: Beginning the hegira: 45 Mercy Street -- Talking to sheep -- Falling dolls -- Money swing -- Food -- Child bearers -- Taker -- Risk -- Praying to big Jack -- Red roses -- Shout -- Keeping the city -- Bestiary U.S.A.: Bat -- Hog -- Porcupine -- Hornet -- Star-nosed mole -- Snail -- Lobster -- Snake -- Moose -- Sheep -- Cockroach -- Raccoon -- Seal -- Earthworm -- Whale -- Horse -- June bug -- Gull -- Divorce papers: Where it was at back then -- Wedlock -- Landscape winter -- Despair -- Divorce -- Waking alone -- Bayonet -- Wedding ring dance -- When the glass of my body broke -- Break away -- Stand-ins -- Love plant -- Killing the love -- Red dance -- Inventory of goodbye -- Lost lie -- End, middle, beginning -- Eating the leftovers: Cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women -- Passion of the mad rabbit -- Angel food dogs -- Leaves that talk -- "Daddy" Warbucks -- Divorce, thy name is woman -- Fierceness of female -- Big boots of pain -- Demon Sea corpse -- There you were -- Consecrating mother --Words for Dr. Y.(1978): Editor's note: Letters to Dr. Y.(1960-1970) -- Poems 1971-1973: Buying the whore -- To like, to love -- Surgeon -- Speaking bitterness -- Telephone -- Yellow -- Death king -- Errand -- Twelve-thousand-day honeymoon -- Scorpio, bad spider, die: the horoscope poems: Madame arrives in the mail -- January 1st -- January 19th -- January 24th -- February 3rd -- February 4th -- February 11th -- February 17th -- February 20th -- February 21st -- March 4th -- March 7th -- May 30th -- August 8th -- August 17th -- Last poems: Admonitions to a special person -- In excelsis -- Uses -- As it was written -- Lessons in hunger -- Love letter written in a burning building -- Index of titles.
Summary, etc.: From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Sexton fashioned poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. This book comprises Sexton's ten volumes of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Live or Die, as well as seven poems form her last years.
Subject: Poetry.

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