A Self-Portrait in Letters. By Anne Sexton. First Edition, First Printing. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, 1977.

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Anne Sexton led a troubled yet prestigious life as one of the most celebrated American poets of the 1960s and 70s. Her confessional poems rendered aspects of American culture perfectly, often capturing a certain paradoxical and melancholic mood that embodied so much of her life and cultural moment. In 1967 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and her work continues to be critiqued and celebrated today, yet her legacy has been tarnished by accusations of serious abuse committed against her own children and family. She took her own life in 1974, just three years before the publication of this volume, A Self-Portrait in Letters. The editors were Linda Gray Sexton, Anne’s daughter, and Lois Ames, a close friend. They provide brief introductions to each chronological section in the work, and while these introductions are informative, they refrain from the most critical of details. Each section then presents Anne Sexton’s letters, arranged chronologically, which tell a public tale of her life among the leading poets and artists of the era.

This first edition, first printing is in near fine condition. In the original full cloth boards, near fine with only minor spotting to head of spine and boards. Text block near fine, only former price stamp to front matter. In the original dust jacket, near fine with minor bumping to ends of spine and rubbing to edges.

A near fine first edition of Anne Sexton’s letters.

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A Self-Portrait in Letters. By Anne Sexton. First Edition, First Printing. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, 1977.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in