Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Anne Sexton: A Biography
Diane Middlebrook


Nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, controversial for its revelations of infidelity and incest and for its use of tapes released by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s psychiatrist, this bestselling biography is a brilliant and compassionate portrait of a woman who thrived on making shock waves – in her work and in her life.

Paperback, 528pp, illus
Vintage, 1992
ISBN 9780679741824