Transformations (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews

Anne Sexton reads like a cooler Sylvia Plath (and Plath is already plenty cool). All her poetry is simply magnificent, but this fairy tale inspired collection is my personal favorite.

— From Alix F. Staff Picks


From Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Anne Sexton, this collection of poem-stories is a strange, wondrous retelling of Grimms' fairy tales.

Including "Snow White," "Rumpelstilskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood," these are as wholly personal as Sexton's most intimate poetry. Her raw honesty and wit in the face of psychological pain have touched thousands of readers.

About the Author

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

Praise For…

"A funny, mad, witty, frightening, charming, haunting book."

The New York Times

"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

"A vivid, astonishing, blood-curdling book." -- Stanley Kunitz

"God love her." --Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618083435
ISBN-10: 061808343X
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: February 15th, 2001
Pages: 128
Language: English