Sylvia Plath : a critical study

by Kendall, Tim, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2001
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3566.L27 Z747 2001x
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Call Number  PS3566.L27 Z747 2001x
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Sylvia Plath was one of the most gifted and innovative poets of the twentieth century, yet serious study of her work has often been hampered by a fierce preoccupation with her life and death. Tim Kendall seeks to redress the balance in his detailed and dispassionate examination of her poetry. Taking a roughly chronological structure, he traces the unique nature of Plath's poetic gift, finding - with reference to Letters Home , The Bell Jar , The Journals and the stories and autobiographical reminiscences - an essential unity in her inspiration, tracing the evolution of recurring themes and at the same time exhibiting her accelerated development from the formal restraint of The Colossus through to the ground-breaking techniques of Ariel . He shows that Plath was a poet constantly remaking herself, experimenting with different styles, forms and subject matter.
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Subjects Plath, Sylvia -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher London :Faber and Faber,2001
Language English
Description 235 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index.
ISBN 0571192351
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