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Ariel: The Restored Edition: A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement (P.S.)
Ariel The Restored Edition A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement - P.S. Author:Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath's famous collection, as she intended it. When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. When her husband, Ted Hughes, first brought this collection to life, it garnered worldwide acclaim, though it wasn't the draft Sylvia had wanted her readers to see. This facs... more »imile edition restores, for the first time, Plath's original manuscript -- including handwritten notes -- and her own selection and arrangement of poems. This edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of her poem "Ariel," which provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of a beloved writer. This publication introduces a truer version of Plath's works, and will no doubt alter her legacy forever.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.« less
This is referred to as the "restored edition" because the original manuscript put together by Ted Hughes was not complete. Hw and why Hughes chose to leave out certain poems and then include others is a mystery. In this powerful collection you will find Plath at her best. For anyone versed in 20th century poetry you can see how Plath influenced the path of contemporary poetry. Her voice is painful and her words are moving as she confesses to the reader of her personal life. I challenge you to find a poet more original in style and true to herself.