Sylvia Plath : a literary life

by Wagner-Martin, Linda.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3566.L27 Z964 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3566.L27 Z964 2003
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3566.L27 Z964 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3566.L27 Z964 2003
 
 
Summary
Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life examines the way Plath made herself into a writer. Close analysis of Plath's reading and apprenticeship writing both in fiction and poetry sheds considerable light on Plath's work in the late 1960s. In this updated edition there will be discussion of the aftermath of Plath's death including the publication of her Collected Poems edited by Ted Hughes which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1982. Biographies of Plath will be examined along with the publication of Hughes's Birthday Letters . A chronology maps out key events and publications both in Plath's lifetime and posthumously.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sylvia Plath exerts an unending fascination not only as a pathbreaking poet but as a martyr to sexism and withheld love. Her magnetism redoubled with the 1998 death of Ted Hughes, her husband and literary executor, and now Wagner-Martin, a well-published literary scholar and early biographer of Plath, brings the story up to date in her tidy contribution to the useful Literary Lives series. She begins by summarizing Plath's childhood, which was marked by her educator parents' deep involvement with books, and her father's unexpected death when she was eight. Already writing at that precocious age, Plath developed the habit of channeling all her emotions and fears onto the page. Wagner-Martin works strictly by the light of Plath's writings as she spins the oft-told tale of Plath's blazing creativity and fatal despair, and what emerges is a tragic tale of an artist envied and mistreated by those closest to her, and of a poet far more artistic than her reputation for being confessional implies. --Donna Seaman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Subjects Plath, Sylvia.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Palgrave Macmillan,2003
Edition 2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
Language English
Description xi, 181 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-175) and index.
ISBN 1403916535 (pbk.)
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