Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life, Second Edition / Edition 2

Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Linda Wagner-Martin
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403916532
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/24/2003
Series:
Literary Lives Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
946,006
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology
Part I
• The Writing Life
• Creating Lives
• Creating the Persona of the Self
• Recalling the Bell Jar
• Lifting the Bell Jar
• Plath's Hospital Writing
• Defining Health
Part II
• The Journey Toward Ariel
• Plath's Poems about Women
• Plath's Triumphant Woman Poems
• Getting Rid of Daddy
• Sylvia Plath, The Poet and Her Writing Life
• The Usurpation of Sylvia Plath's Narrative: Hughes's Birthday Letters
• Notes
• Bibliography (selected), Primary and Secondary
• Index

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