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This Business of WordsReassessing Anne Sexton$
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Amanda Golden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062204

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062204.001.0001

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Are We Fake?

Are We Fake?

Images of Anne Sexton, Twentieth-Century Woman/Poet

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(p.179) 7 Are We Fake?
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This Business of Words
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Kathleen Ossip

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0008

With a mixture of talent, naiveté, and marketing smarts, Anne Sexton created lasting images of glamour, genius, insouciance, and self-destruction that defined the late-twentieth century woman, poet, and woman-poet. These images contributed to her success, but also made it difficult to assess her poetry, as shown by contemporary reviews of her work. “Are We Fake? Images of Anne Sexton, Twentieth-Century Woman/Poet” looks at how the images evolved and what pleasure and enlightenment we can gain from them now.

Keywords:   Woman poet, Glamour, Success, Anne Sexton, Late-Twentieth Century

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