Textual confessions; narcissism in Anne Sexton's early poetry

Gill, J. (2004) Textual confessions; narcissism in Anne Sexton's early poetry. Twentieth-Century Literature, 50(1), pp. 59-87.

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Abstract

Gill examines Anne Sexton's exploration and defense of narcissism in her early poems. Sexton's early poems are narcissistic in the sense that they are intrigued by and reflect on how, exactly, their meanings are realized and shared. They seek to reach and convey a better understanding not of the experience ostensibly at the source of each but of the way in which they themselves work as confession.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gill, Professor Jo
Authors: Gill, J.
College/School:College of Arts
Journal Name:Twentieth-Century Literature
Publisher:Duke University Press
ISSN:0041-462X
ISSN (Online):2325-8101

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