The colossus and other poems sylvia plath on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers with this startling exhilarating book of poems which was first published in 1960 sylvia plath burst into literature with spectacular force in such classics as the beekeepers daughter. The colossus and other poems is a poetry collection by american poet sylvia plath first published by heinemann in 1960 it is the only volume of poetry by plath that was published before her death in 1963. The colossus is the coldest collection of summer poetry you will ever read im certain this paradox was intentional moles maggots cadavers suicides dead snakes dead things in the surf dead things on the shore dead things out in the water etc. Graceful in their craftsmanship wonderfully original in their imagery and presenting layer after layer of meaning the forty poems in the colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move delight and shock. Sylvia plaths first book of poetry the colossus and other poems was generally well received as the clever first book of a promising young poetthe poems contain images and themes that plath
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