Rough Magic

Rough Magic

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by Paul Alexander
     
 

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Since her suicide at age thirty, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) has been celebrated for her impeccable and ruthless poetry. Rough Magic probes the events of Plath's life, including her turbulent marriage to the poet Ted Hughes.

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Since her suicide at age thirty, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) has been celebrated for her impeccable and ruthless poetry. Rough Magic probes the events of Plath's life, including her turbulent marriage to the poet Ted Hughes.

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New York Times Book Review
Essential reading for Plath addicts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306812996
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
549,170
Product dimensions:
0.99(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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James Carroll
Finally, a biography worthy of Sylvia Plath ... Readers will finish this book with gratitude to Alexander for chronicling her poignant life while illuminating the rare beauty of her writing.
—(James Carroll, Boston Globe, author of An American Requiem)

Meet the Author


Teacher and journalistPaul Alexander is the editor of Ariel Ascending, a collection of essays about Sylvia Plath, as well as books on James Dean and Andy Warhol. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on a book about J. D. Salinger.

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Rough Magic 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not read at any priice
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding, an amazing novel!I first picked this novel off the shelf and bought it for an english project, and I am very glad I did. I love it. Paul Alexander is a very talented author. 'Rough Magic' looks like a long book, but once you begin reading you can not put it down. I love this book. It is a very good book that pays respect to Sylvia Plath's life. If I had the option of giving this book 15 stars, I would. I can not explain how much I love this book! IT'S AMAZING! STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND GO GET IT!!!!!!!!!