The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath

The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath

by Jo Gill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521606853

ISBN-13: 9780521606851

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The controversies that surround Sylvia Plath's life and work imply that her poems are more read and studied now than ever before. This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the place in twentieth-century culture of Sylvia Plath's poetry, prose, letters and journals. The newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars represent

Overview

The controversies that surround Sylvia Plath's life and work imply that her poems are more read and studied now than ever before. This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the place in twentieth-century culture of Sylvia Plath's poetry, prose, letters and journals. The newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars represent a spectrum of critical perspectives. They pay particular attention to key debates and to well-known texts such as The Bell Jar, while offering original and thought-provoking readings to new as well as more seasoned Plath readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521606851
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and textual note; Chronology of Plath's life and work; Part I. Contexts and Issues: 1. The problem of biography Susan R. van Dyne; 2. Plath, history and politics Deborah Nelson; 3. Plath and psychoanalysis: uncertain truths Lynda K. Bundtzen; 4. Plath and contemporary American poetry Linda Wagner-Martin; 5. Plath and contemporary British poetry Alice Entwistle; Part II. Works: 6. The poetry of Sylvia Plath Steven Gould Axelrod; 7. The Colossus and Crossing the Water Jo Gill; 8. Ariel and other poems Christina Britzolakis; 9. The Bell Jar and other prose Janet Badia; 10. Sylvia Plath's letters and journals Tracy Brain; 11. The poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: call and response Diane Middlebrook; Selected reading; Index.

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