Anne Sexton: A Biography by Diane Wood Middlebrook

Posted: January 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

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At a book event I attended in the Fall of 2017, the authors were asked what books they liked to read. One author said she liked to read biographies on writers and gave her reasons why. I was really fascinated with her interest in the genre that I decided I wanted to start reading them as well and to start a series of posts of the list of biographies I am compiling for my Library. This month I am choosing, Anne Sexton: A Biography by Diane Wood Middlebrook.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

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Anne SextonBook Description:

Published October 27th 1992 by Vintage (first published 1991)

Anne Sexton began writing poetry at the age of twenty-nine to keep from killing herself. She held on to language for dear life and somehow — in spite of alcoholism and the mental illness that ultimately led her to suicide — managed to create a body of work…

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