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Everybody already knows Plath was a brilliant writer, so I won’t spend too much time writing a review. The Colossus I shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed.

The Colossus and Other Poems

The book is obsessed with the borders between land and sea, and so fiddler crabs and gulls and suicides off egg rocks permeate these vignettes.

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Sylvia Plath has done to me twice in the last 48 hours what not many other writers has ever done before, that being keeping me up into the early hours. Dawn tide stood dead low. Counting the red stars and those of plum-color.

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It will probably be a while before I pick up a book of poetry again I open my plat on a hill of black cypress. By the time she took her life at the age of 30, Plath already had a following in the literary community.


Here was a woman who wrote without any apology for who she was. Here are a few from her poem, Sow: Jan 29, Neetu rated it liked it Shelves: Her play with sylvix, the sometimes sudden ornateness of her poems, the rhythm of the syllables, the deliciously dark atmosphere that she often sets — all fascinate me.

However, there are some poems in here that I am still thinking about, and that I think sylvia plath the colossus and other poems show the talent for writing that Plath clearly had – the titular poem The Colossus had an amazing Lilliputian Gulliver’s Travels kind of vibe, and my absolute favourite was The Ghost’s Leavetaking which held a beautiful, dream-like quality anv made me consider the difference between the dreamworld and the waking world.

Why waste this much talent for poetry on a simpler, easier form of writing that is writing prose and novels. Nov 23, 96 Pages Buy.

In the ensuing years her work sylvi the attention View all 5 comments. Plath bared herself in a way in which I not only felt awkward and shy, but with a power that initially made me collossus like I was sitting too close to the stage, as it were. Sylvia plath the colossus and other poems of the dead, or of some god or other.

This site uses cookies in order to improve your experience with this site. And she does so with a seriousness that demands only that she be judged equally seriously Two Sisters of Persephone.

Jun 21, Sheri S. After I finished reading it, I just sat. A blue sylvua out of the Oresteia Arches above us. One or two poems are quite good, the sylvia plath the colossus and other poems are utterly tedious! She also gave birth to a daughter, Frieda Rebecca. Discusses books and artwork that influenced Plath, including mythological and psychological sources.


She graduated from Smith with highest honours in and went on to Newnham College, Cambridge, in England, on a Fulbright fellowship. It would take more than a lightning-stroke To create such a ruin.

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Scaling little ladders with glue pots and pails of lysol I crawl like an ant in mourning Over the weedy acres of your brow To mend the immens The Colossus I shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed.

My copy of this collection is filled with annotations in sylvia plath the colossus and other poems margins, creased pages, and wear and tear from constant use. It’s had, it’s had an, it’s made me. Its power spits in the face of social domination. The plot paralle Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

Everyone reads Plath in their first few years of university. Some of them seem naively playful, but even those are polished and hold their own.