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Anne Sexton (novelist)

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Who is Anne Sexton?

Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die. Themes of her poetry include her long battle against depression and mania, suicidal tendencies, and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her husband and children.

  • also known as Sexton, Anne; Anne Gray Harvey; Sexton, Anne Gray Harvey
  • born on (86 years ago) in Newton
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Poet, writer, novelist, essayist, playwright
  • parent of Linda Gray Sexton
  • died on (41 years ago) in Weston of suicide, carbon monoxide poisoning
  • written works: "La doppia immagine e altre poesie", "Heart of Poetry 3 Volapp 5e S Casss", "Anne Sexton Reads Her Poetry", "Words for Dr. Y", "Selbstportrait in Briefen", "45 Mercy Street", "Liebesgedichte / Verwandlungen. Englisch / Deutsch", "All My Pretty Ones", "The death notebooks", "All meine Lieben / Lebe oder Stirb", "To Bedlam and part way back", "Verwandlungen / Transformations", "Poetry of Anne Sexton", "The awful rowing toward God", "The book of folly", "Selected poems of Anne Sexton", "No evil star", "Live or Die"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "To Bedlam and part way back"
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "All My Pretty Ones"
      • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry - "Live or Die"
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Poetry)

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