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The Voice of the Poet: Sylvia Plath

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A remarkable new series of audiobooks, featuring the most distinquished twentieth-century American poets reading from their own work. A first in audiobook publishing--a series that uses the written word to enhance the listening experience--poetry to be read as well as heard. Each audiobook includes rare archival recordings on cassette and a book with the text of the poetry ...more
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Published April 6th 1999 by Random House Audio
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Jonathan Tennis
Jul 16, 2016 Jonathan Tennis rated it really liked it
The Voice of the Poet series is a neat way to hear a poet read their own work. For a number of the influential poets of the last century, this is the only way to hear the emphasis as they intended it. This is the second of the series that I listened to / read. There is an accompanying book so you can follow along if you choose.

I especially enjoyed On the Decline of Oracles, Lady Lazarus, Perseus, and Daddy. The sadness that overtook her and caused her to take her own life at such a young age ro
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I have never read The Bell Jar, nor do I know much about Sylvia Plath's life other than her tragic end. I am also not much of a poetry reader. Still, I found it fascinating to hear Plath's wonderfully written poems spoken in her own voice, with all the inflections and pauses she'd intended when she wrote them. The only problem I had was that her poetry (not surprisingly) tends to be a bit dark and depressing in tone and subject. I started to get sucked into all her melancholy by the end. Not rec ...more
Rebecca Curtis
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Plath's poetry is darker than I think most people expect but there is a powerful emotion and depth that is so moving at the same time. I am a fan of Plath's for sure :D
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I just love her poems. And theres a great deal of musicality in her writings, so its worthful to listen to them read outloud by the poet herself. ...more
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Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

Known primarily for her poetry, Plath also wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The book's protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is a bright, ambitious student at Smith College who begins to experience a mental breakdown while interning for a fashion magazine in New York. The plot paralle
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