Transformations

Transformations

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by Anne Sexton
     
 

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The fairy tale-based works of the tortured confessional poet, whose honesty and wit in the face of psychological pain have touched thousands of readers.

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The fairy tale-based works of the tortured confessional poet, whose honesty and wit in the face of psychological pain have touched thousands of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Kurt Vonnegut
God love her.
Stanley Kunitz
A vivid, astonishing, blood-curdling book.
New York Times
A funny, mad, witty, frightening, charming, haunting book.
From the Publisher
"A funny, mad, witty, frightening, charming, haunting book."

The New York Times

"These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel,” “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” “The Frog Prince,” and “Red Riding Hood.” Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton’s most intimate poems. “Her metaphoric strength has never been greater — really funny, among other things, a dark, dark laughter.”—C. K. Williams

"A vivid, astonishing, blood-curdling book."—Stanley Kunitz

"God love her."—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395127223
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/1972
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.41(d)

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From the Publisher
"A funny, mad, witty, frightening, charming, haunting book."

The New York Times

"These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel,” “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” “The Frog Prince,” and “Red Riding Hood.” Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton’s most intimate poems. “Her metaphoric strength has never been greater—really funny, among other things, a dark, dark laughter.”—C. K. Williams

"A vivid, astonishing, blood-curdling book."—Stanley Kunitz

"God love her."—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Meet the Author

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

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Transformations 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! Anne Sexton adds a twist to already twisted tales. It is a collection of dark pieces both mocking and pitying "the problem that has no name." Ladies read this if being a princess no longer or never did suit you. Read it if you would prefer to be(come) the witch in your own stories.
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