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4.0 out of 5 stars THE PREFACE THAT WASN'T THERE
A slim book of 45 of Sylvia Plath's poems selected by Ted Hughes. They are taken from The Colossus, Ariel, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees and Sylvia Plath: The Collected Poems. Interesting to see which poems Ted Hughes selected, but disappointing in that Faber and Faber promises a preface in which the editors express their "personal and critical reactions". There is no...
Published on 17 April 2012 by Devra Kay

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3.0 out of 5 stars not what it says it is
No preface by Ted Hughes. As novice, as somebody who enjoys and learns from Hughes' prose, this was a letdown. Enjoyed Plath's work in 'Ariel' presume I will find work here, I find similarly engaging
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE PREFACE THAT WASN'T THERE, 17 April 2012
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A slim book of 45 of Sylvia Plath's poems selected by Ted Hughes. They are taken from The Colossus, Ariel, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees and Sylvia Plath: The Collected Poems. Interesting to see which poems Ted Hughes selected, but disappointing in that Faber and Faber promises a preface in which the editors express their "personal and critical reactions". There is no preface and the poems are left to speak for themselves, which they are well able to do. The poems are arranged in chronological order of their composition rather than publication.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Notable Omission, 24 April 2013
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Hughes made the selection, first published in 1985. It's curious that he didn't include the poem which, along with "Daddy", is her most famous: "Lady Lazarus". In that poem she writes with an ironic pride about her suicide attempts. The poems are extraordinary in her deft choice of words, and towards the end they are very moving.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not what it says it is, 22 Oct 2014
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No preface by Ted Hughes. As novice, as somebody who enjoys and learns from Hughes' prose, this was a letdown. Enjoyed Plath's work in 'Ariel' presume I will find work here, I find similarly engaging
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