Ariel: The Restored Edition: A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement

Ariel: The Restored Edition: A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement

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by Sylvia Plath
     
 

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"This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems as Sylvia Plath left them at the point of her death. In addition to the facsimile pages of Sylvia Plath's manuscript, this edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of the title poem, "Ariel," in order to offer a sense of Plath's creative process, as… See more details below

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"This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems as Sylvia Plath left them at the point of her death. In addition to the facsimile pages of Sylvia Plath's manuscript, this edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of the title poem, "Ariel," in order to offer a sense of Plath's creative process, as well as notes the author made for the BBC about some of the manuscript's poems." In her foreword to this volume, Frieda Hughes, Sylvia Plath's daughter, explains the reasons for the differences between the previously published edition of Ariel as edited by her father, Ted Hughes, and her mother's original version published here. With this publication, Sylvia Plath's legacy and vision will be reevaluated in the light of her original working draft.

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Library Journal
Yes, we know Ariel, but not as Plath meant it; the poems were rearranged after her death, and a few were excised. Here Ariel is restored in all its glory (with a facsimile of the original manuscript as a bonus), giving us back Plath the poet before she became an icon. (LJ 11/1/04) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780571226856
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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