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Preview — Anne Sexton Reads Her Kind/Divorce, Thy Name Is Woman/Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman and Other Poems/Cassette by Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton Reads Her Kind/Divorce, Thy Name Is Woman/Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman and Other Poems/Cassette
Anne Sexton's poems are brutally honest, often controversial, and always thought-provoking. Her work continues to dazzle new generations of readers and listeners.
On this recording, made shortly before her death in 1974, Ms. Sexton reads twenty-four poems selected from different periods in her creative life, all in a dramatic, resonant voice that complements the deeply per...more
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Since she reads the poems from Rowing the recording was presumably done shortly before the end of her life. By this time she must've read some of those poems to audiences a dozen times - could this be why she almost seems to sing them?
There is drama here-- but what good poetess isn't a tortured soul. Even so, she is authentic and raw.
From an era, where women were voicing themselves freely, she relishes this freedom. Strong, lovely, brazen. She gives perspective of the not quite discarded lover in "We all know the story of the other woman" or coping with aging when so much value is tied up in the fleeing maidens -- Youth and Beauty. I find her topics both saucy and brazen.
I think she wished to be Plath. Yet she ...more
Her parents didn’t expect much of her academically, and after completing her schooling at Rogers Hall, sh ...more