Everything you need to understand or teach Transformations by Anne Sexton.
Anne Harvey Sexton (1928-1974) was an American poet who grew up in a middle class existence in Weston, Massachusetts. While the Harvey family was not rich, they were comfortable, thanks to the efforts of Ralph Harvey, a successful manufacturer of woolens. Anne's mother was Mary Gray Staples. In addition to the home in Weston, the family spent their summers on Maine's Squirrel Island.
While Anne had somewhat of a privileged lifestyle, the author was never comfortable with her surroundings. Ralph Harvey was an alcoholic and Mary Staples Harvey was a frustrated writer. In lieu of closeness with her parents, Anne relied heavily on the presence of Anna Dingley, a great aunt referred to as "Nana" by young Anne. There have been accusations that Anne's parents abused her either sexually or emotionally. For comfort, Anne turned to Nana. Nana suffered from a nervous breakdown which...
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