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Despite my minor quibbles, Salvio's book is not only a wonderful addition to Anne Sexton scholarship, but also a great example of an alternative approach to conducting 'academic' scholarship more generally. Though you might think: for chris'sakes I already know damn well enough about Anne Sexton's life, reconsider. This is an exercise both in illuminating what I think is a fairly 'undiscovered' facet of AS's history--her pedagogical practices (in fact, I'd nearly forgotten that she taught on and...
This book starts out great, but it lapses into more than I wanted to know about Sexton's teacher-student relationships. I was in hopes of more information on Sexton's poetics and teaching strategies.