Ariel

Ariel

Sylvia Plath's celebrated collection. When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. Her husband, Ted Hughes, brought the collection to life in 1966, and its publication garnered worldwide acclaim. This collection showcases the beloved poet?s brilliant, provoking, and always moving poems, including "Ari Sylvia Plath's celebrated collection. When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also ...

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Title:Ariel
Author:Sylvia Plath
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Ariel
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:105 pages pages

Ariel Reviews

  • Paul Bryant
    Sep 27, 2007
    Inspired by Paul Legault's brilliant idea of translating Emily Dickinson's poems into English, I thought immediately - I have to steal that idea. So here are some of the Ariel poems of Sylvia Plath translated into English. I have, of course, tried my utmost to perform this task with ta...
  • A.K.
    Mar 23, 2009
    I am the type seemingly predestined for Plath worship. Oh, it's easy: white, female, feminist, literary, dark-sided. And I've been disavowing my girl Sylvia for a while now, leery of guilt by association. Scandals, hype and armies of ersatz Plaths have watered down public opinion, whic...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 28, 2010
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  • Sara
    Jun 09, 2018
    This was very up and down. A lot of the poems went right over my head, but a few I enjoyed, including Lady Lazarus, The Rival and The Moon and the Yew Tree. Of them all, I think Lady Lazarus had the most ?pull? in that it?s quite deeply emotive in its portrayal of wanting to be d...
  • Manny
    Nov 28, 2008
    When I was a kid, I loved stories about intrepid explorers who visited places no one had ever seen before, and died heroically in the attempt. I guess Scott of the Antarctic is the canonical example - though later on, I discovered to my surprise that Norwegians just think he was an idi...
  • Malak Alrashed
    Jul 07, 2014
    I didn't read these poems. I studied them, I draw on the book and dreamed about Sylvia Plath world. You see I have been searching for the kind of poems that will destroy me and rebuild me again. That's what Sylvia did to me. She is not a Designed to Impress kind of writer and yet she'l...
  • Ammar
    Nov 14, 2016
    Definitely contain some of the best poems by Sylvia Plath. The one I most enjoyed was Lady Lazarus. ...
  • Michael
    Oct 29, 2014
    It feels like Sylvia Plath?s life overshadowed her literary value; her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar was like a confessional and people tend to read it for all the juicy bits. Ariel is a collection of poems published posthumously, just a few years after her suicide. It is true ...
  • Vanessa
    Mar 07, 2015
    3.5 stars I find poetry hard to review. I'm not much of a poet myself: I dabble now and again but I wouldn't call myself one. I don't feel like I have enough knowledge of the craft to fully appreciate poetry, and so I can't really comment on how good it is. Sylvia Plath is a po...
  • Mary
    Jun 23, 2012
    This is Sylvia. Purging. Hushed and frantic and brutal. Written during the last months of her life?her peak was so so beautiful. Tragic. ...
  • Connie
    Dec 23, 2014
    The restored edition of Ariel is the group of poems that Sylvia Plath left as a manuscript at the time of her death by suicide in 1963. The originally published Ariel was edited by her former husband, Ted Hughes, who substituted some of her other poems written in the last months of her...
  • Courtnie
    Mar 23, 2015
    If you've read a previous edition of Ariel, drop everything and run out to get this restored edition. The forward by Frieda slayed me. She poignantly and beautifully paved a way for the reader, preparing them for her mother's work. Plath's poems were made that much more by what she...
  • Satyajeet
    Jun 04, 2017
    The short length of the book and seeming simplicity - a woman rides her horse through the countryside - is belied by the incredible amount of attention given to it. For it explores far more than a simple daybreak ride. The use of dazzling imagery, vivid emotional resonance, historical ...
  • April
    Jun 26, 2012
    Plath astonishes with her grasp on words. What more can I say about her? I've already filled plenty of spaces praising this wondrous woman. Each poem is a breath of fresh air. 'Your handful of notes; / The clear vowels rise like balloons.' 'My bones hold a stillness, the / Fields...
  • Basuhi
    Jun 17, 2014
    Sylvia Plath has a very singular voice-she might be talking about bloody veins and suicide or envy or simply describing doom in the morning sun but it's picturesque and it affects me in the most indefatigable way, almost subliminally-like the beautiful and fatal thoughts of Esther Gree...
  • Edward
    Mar 25, 2018
    Sylvia Plath had a way of rendering things mysterious and disturbing, compelling you to read each poem again and again to unlock the meaning. Compared to The Colossus, Ariel feels a little more mature, a little less concerned with the world, and a lot more fixated on death, specificall...
  • Samadrita
    Feb 08, 2013
    It probably won't be right to draw comparisons between the Sylvia Plath who wrote Mad Girl's Love Song during her time at Smith's and the Sylvia Plath of Ariel. There's a world of difference between a Sylvia merely mourning lost love and a bitter, lonesome, vengeful, depressed Sylvia t...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Aug 22, 2016
    I'm wanting to get into more poetry, but I have to classify books of poetry in two categories: poems I understood, and poems I didn't. The majority of these poems went over my head. I saw in a previous review that Plath writes very personally, which I suppose is what went wrong her...
  • Dolors
    Feb 07, 2014
    Either disturbed by some haunting, otherworldly presence or simply because of the purring birdsong I awake on the early hours of this winter morning and I grab Sylvia Plath?s collection of poems Ariel, which is calling to me from my bedside table. Still drowsy with soft shades of sil...
  • ilknur a.k.a. iko ◬
    Jan 08, 2017
    ?iiri eviriden oku ? ne demek istemi? diye d?nrken bir daha oku ? ?iiri ingilizcesinden oku ? ?iiri ingilizcesinden trkesi ile kar??la?t?rarak oku ? ?iiri internette arat ve yorumlar? oku + ?iire dn?ler yap bu kitab? niye ge bitirdi?im'in...
  • Zanna
    Jul 29, 2013
    (gorgeous, like 6 stars of gorgeous 2 stars lost for outrageously gratuitous use of racial slur and wtf use of the holocaust as symbolic of personal family relationship) ...
  • averybird
    May 27, 2014
    O God, I am not like you In your vacuous black, Stars stuck all over, bright stupid confetti. Eternity bores me, I never wanted it. - from Years Extraordinary, isn?t she? I was captivated by the poems in Ariel and am in agreement with others who view this collection as a m...
  • Duane
    Nov 19, 2013
    What do I think? I honestly don't know. My favorite poems were Elm, The Moon and the Yew Tree, and Edge. I admit that Sylvia Plath's poetry may be beyond my ability to fullly understand. I have The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982, on my to-read shelf. Maybe the mo...
  • Lotte
    Oct 13, 2015
    My favourite poems out of this collection: Lady Lazarus, Tulips and Death & Co. ...
  • Steven  Godin
    Aug 03, 2016
    Stunned. Destroyed. Took the wind out of my sails, and the light out of my eyes. Not wanting to curse but fuck me! could she write! As for "Daddy" what heart crushing despair. ...
  • Asghar Abbas
    Dec 17, 2015
    I picked this up last night, wanting to read just one poem, The Moon and the Yew Tree specifically, but I ended up reading all of them, the entire book. I won't pretend to understand what most of her poems were about, but they left me in goosebumps and ashiver. I enjoyed them. Wh...
  • Chris_P
    Sep 08, 2016
    I am inhabited by a cry. Nightly, it flaps out Looking, with its hooks, for something to love I opened it just to get a glimpse, only an idea of Sylvia Plath's poetry and man, was I hooked! Her words grabbed me by the neck and dragged me all the way, intoxicating me with bitternes...
  • Magdalen
    Sep 22, 2016
    Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call. The most accurate thing about Ariel has been said "In these poems Plath becomes herself" I fear that I canno...
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    May 01, 2018
    Haunting and honest - a scalpel that cuts so deep and quick you don't even feel it. ...
  • 7jane
    May 02, 2018
    A collection released two years after her death, written in a grand burst of creativity just before death... I had to get this mainly because of the cover, but I can say that though I have the 'all poems' book, having this separately was worth it. ...And I a smiling woman I am only...