About Carol Bere

Carol Bere, a freelance writer, taught English literature and writing at New York University (where she attended graduate school), and at Rutgers University. She was also an officer in a New York investment bank. Her articles and reviews have been published in several venues including the Washington Post Book World, the Boston Review, The Literary Review, Critical Essays on Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath: The Critical Heritage, Ariel, and in many international finance magazines.


Carol Bere Has written the following articles:


More Hits from the Bishop Jukebox

Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, edited and annotated by Alice Quinn. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 367 pp., $30. As Reviewed By: Carol Bere “I wish I had written a great deal more. Sometimes I think if I had been born a man, I probably would […]

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Getting Out of the Flames

Original, generous, intimate, witty, brilliant, and occasionally batty, the Letters of Ted Hughes may be one of the most extraordinary collections of letters to be published in many years.

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Rising from the Ashes: the Restored Ariel

Ariel: The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath. HarperCollins. 240 pages. $24.95 As Reviewed By: Carol Bere Sylvia Plath may have passed through the doors of B. Altman & Co., the elegant department store on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in New York, during her stint as guest editor at Mademoiselle in June l953. The vestiges […]

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Within the Jurisdiction of Form

Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001 by Seamus Heaney. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002. As Reviewed By: Carol Bere Seamus Heaney is probably the most universally known Irish poet today. He has won all the big races, including the Nobel Prize for Literature, and a cursory trawl through a library catalogue or the Internet suggests that Heaney […]

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