Sylvia Plath

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After her death by suicide in 1963, controversial writer Sylvia Plath was elevated to the status of cult figure and icon by the feminist movement. In 1982, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her Collected Poems, solidifying her reputation as one of the great female poets of the twentieth century. The mystique of Sylvia Plath continues to fuel her popularity into the twenty-first century and has inspired a major motion picture about her life. This new biography of the poet examines her life and writing as ...
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Overview

After her death by suicide in 1963, controversial writer Sylvia Plath was elevated to the status of cult figure and icon by the feminist movement. In 1982, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her Collected Poems, solidifying her reputation as one of the great female poets of the twentieth century. The mystique of Sylvia Plath continues to fuel her popularity into the twenty-first century and has inspired a major motion picture about her life. This new biography of the poet examines her life and writing as being inseparable. It presents a thorough, balanced account while reconstructing the short but passionate life of Sylvia Plath.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791078433
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Great Writers Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Becoming a Poet 9
Chapter 2 Climbing the Ranks, Plath at Smith 23
Chapter 3 The World Split Open 37
Chapter 4 Plath in England 52
Chapter 5 Explorations in America 66
Chapter 6 Confined Spaces 81
Chapter 7 The Triumphant Fulfillment 96
Chapter 8 The Afterlife of Sylvia Plath 120
Afterword 130
Notes 132
Works Cited 139
Chronology 142
Works By Sylvia Plath 146
Bibliography 147
Index 150
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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    Essential book by one who knows his facts.

    Peter K. Steinberg, who runs the blog [...] has a comprehensive, encyclopedic knowledge of all thing Sylvia Plath, making his book on her life and work insightful and essential.

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