Live or Die

Live or Die

Anne Sexton

Publish yr note: First released in 1966

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A gripping poetry assortment mapping the thorny trip from insanity to wish.

With her emotionally uncooked and deeply resonant 3rd assortment, Live or Die, Anne Sexton proven her position one of the such a lot celebrated poets of the 20th century. Sexton defined the amount, which depicts a fictionalized model of her fight with psychological sickness, as “a fever chart for a foul case of melancholy.”

From the halls of a psychiatric hospital—“the scene of the disordered scenes” in “Flee in your Donkey”—to a child’s playroom—“a graveyard choked with dolls” in “Those instances . . .”—these gripping poems provide profound perception at the soreness of melancholy and the striking acts of braveness and religion required to emerge from its depths.

Along with different confessional poets like Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, Sexton was once identified for grappling with intimate matters ordinarily thought of taboo for poetry reminiscent of motherhood, menstruation, and drug dependence. Live or Die positive factors those subject matters in candid and unflinching element, as Sexton represents the total adventure of being alive—and a woman—as few poets have ahead of. via daring photos and startlingly distinct language, Sexton explores the extensive spectrum of human emotion starting from determined depression to unfettered wish.

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