20 Books of Poetry Everyone Should Own
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Ariel: The Restored Edition
240 pages; HarperCollins
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Before her suicide in 1963, Plath wrote these pieces in a frenzy—as many as 25 poems in one month. As her daughter, Frieda Hughes, notes, Plath's work "dismembered those close to her." Rarely has raw emotion been conveyed with such intensity and precision.
— Carmela Ciuraru