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John Berryman might well be taken as a perfect example of
artist ensnared in the catch-22 of childhood trauma, madness,
alcohol abuse, and suicide. His solution to escaping this trap
by purging it into his work makes us able to catch a glimpse
of the excruciating quest a bipolar goes through....
The name of Sylvia Plath has become almost synonymous
with suffering and tragic death, not only because of the
depression and suicide that are the trademarks of her life,
but also because of the close correspondence between the facts
of her life and the motifs of her poetry and prose. Various...
The following is an attempt to explore those symbolic
itineraries along which Sylvia Plath engages in her work, as
possible answers to her existential Angst; it is meant to
unveil the deep coherence of her poetic imaginary, to account
for its continuities and discontinuities, while bringing to...
Analysis of selected works by Sara Teasdale will explore the
style of her poetry, highlighting its evolutionary character
in connection with life experiences that finally led to her
committing suicide. The ambivalence of this poetry (beauty
and love / loneliness and solitude) expresses exactly...
Escaping from the imprisonment of the suburban housewife
duties, Anne Sexton’s development into a confessional
feminist poet in a conventional patriarchy is unparalleled.
Through poetry her self-consciousness flourished, and thus
she had the short-lasting independence she so much strove
The fierce competition with her peers and mostly with herself
to always come first, against an impossible, because
vainglorious, philosophy: “How could anyone not like me?”
and against her severely melancholic temperamental
background proved to be a fatal combination for Irina
Andone, who was...
Now recognized as one of the greatest poets of the 20th
century – Harold Bloom including him in his list of one
hundred literary geniuses – Paul Celan left a literary legacy
of highest rank. His creative originality was called in question
when the “Goll affair” came to public knowledge with all...
The article explores the tumultuous life and work of Gherasim
Luca, one of the founders of Romanian surrealism. Based
on a many-sided, self-conflicting personality, the
hypersensitive nature of the poet converted into a deeply
personal “phonetic language” to describe mesmerizing
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