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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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Anne Sexton and the Wild Animal

Anne Sexton and the Wild Animal

An Exploration of the Bestiary Poems

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This Business of Words

Dorothea Lasky

University Press of Florida

“Anne Sexton and The Wild Animal” discusses the bestiary poems from Anne Sexton’s 45 Mercy Street in the context of the book as a whole. It also investigates the idea of a feral, metaphysical “I” in other American poets, including Sylvia Plath.

Keywords:   Bestiary poems, 45 Mercy Street, Sylvia Plath, Bestiary, Poem, Anne Sexton

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