Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

A selective list of literary criticism for American confessional poet Anne Sexton, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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introduction & literary criticism

"Anne Sexton." Includes sections on Anne Sexton's Life; A Sexton Chronology; Sexton's Career, by Diana Hume George; About Anne Sexton; On "Her Kind"; On "The Truth the Dead Know"; On "One for My Dame"; A Sexton Bibliography. Modern American Poetry (Univ. of Illinois).

"Anne Sexton." Biography, bibliography, selected poems. Poetry Foundation.

"Anne Sexton." An introduction to Anne Sexton. Also "A Brief Guide to Confessional Poetry." Academy of American Poets.

"Anne Sexton." Poetry Archive. Directors, Andrew Motion & Richard Carrington.

George, Diana Hume, ed. "Anne Sexton." Teaching strategies, themes, and historical perspectives, from educational publisher Heath.

Middlebrook, Diane. Diane Middlebrook's web page on her biography of Anne Sexton, includes letters and reviews.

Anne Sexton's papers at the Univ. of Texas Austin.

Remembering Anne Sexton, by Erica Jong. NY Times, 27 October, 1974 (registration required).


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