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Transformations - Kurt Vonnegut, Anne Sexton, Barbara Swan
Transformations
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These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton's most intimate poems. "Her... show more
These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton's most intimate poems. "Her metaphoric strength has never been greater -- really funny, among other things, a dark, dark laughter" (C.K. Williams).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618083435 (061808343X)
ASIN: 061808343X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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The speaker in this caseis a middle-aged witch, me --tangled on my two great arms,my face in a bookand my mouth wide,ready to tell you a story or two.I expected to LOVE Transformations, an all caps, shouty kind of love, but instead I liked it, lowercase, normal conversational tones. I'm not sure why...
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0.0 Anne Sexton - Transformations
Poetry is like wine to me. I enjoy it occasionally but I don’t have enough knowledge or experience to write elaborate tasting notes.Like wine, I enjoy poetry on a more intangible level, the only difference is that of course, I am not more likely to go to bed with you if we end up reading poetry for ...
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Minor Characters rated it
I wanted to like this, and while I was reading, I kept getting the feeling that I should. But I wasn't impressed. A handful of lines caught my attention, but that was it. I realize that it's entirely possible I'm just a heathen when it comes to poetry.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
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Elizabeth said: Sexton wrote a play entitled Mercy Street, which also led to the Peter Gabriel song of the same title. But, really, if you want a connection, read Sexton's The Frog Prince while listening to Gabriel's Kiss that Frog. Domesticated terror indeed. Also, Shawn Colvin's "Object of My Affe...
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