As our first poetry Book of the Month, we chose this classic collection by American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath. Perhaps best known for her semi-autobiographical novel "The Bell Jar," which was published after her death, the poems in "The Colossus" give a striking glimpse into Plath's woefully truthful world. Her poems offer melancholic interpretations of both the mundane and the tragic, showing the darker side of her adult life as troubled by her deep struggle with depression - tinges of which are throughout the collection in even her brighter poems depicting earthly beauty. Poem titles include noted works such as 'Sow,' 'Mushrooms,' 'The Beekeeper's Daughter,' and 'Snakecharmer' - her contrasting subject matter portrayed by way of chilling contemplation and rich imagery. First published in 1960, this collection is a classic for any poetry enthusiast, avid reader, writer, or dedicated connoisseur of American literature.
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- Measures 8 inches in length, 5 inches in width.
- 84 pages. Paperback.