No other major contemporary American writer has inspired such intense curiosity about her life as Sylvia Plath. Now the intimate and eloquent personal diaries of the twentieth century's most important female poet reveal for the first time the true story behind "The Bell Jar" and her tragic suicide at thirty. They paint, as well, a revealing portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose stature has seldom been equalled.
"A revelation." The New York Times
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.16(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.93(d)|
About the Author
Date of Birth:October 27, 1932
Date of Death:February 11, 1963
Place of Birth:Boston, Massachusetts
Place of Death:London, England
Education:B.A., Smith College, 1955; Fulbright Scholar, Cambridge University
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I totally thought that this book told how her life was and the struggles that hse went through. Her life was tough and the way that these journal entries told her life very well. This book shows the pain and the love that this women gave and recived. From the life of living on a farm to being an aclamied writer and poet and living in London this women did alot. When her life was taken by herself her lifes legacy lived on.
These journals show the transition of an amateur writer to a professional. Sylvia Plath is a beautiful writer who conveys all the emotions of every talented girl. I love this book, it is my bible. I can open it up and find a passage that soothes my tensions. The only part that infuriates me, is that Ted Hughes burned all her diaries during the last part of their marriage, after the discovery of his infidelity. Obviously he wanted to salvage his reputation, but he stupidly destroyed her writing and deprived Sylvia's readers. Asside from that, I highly recommend this book if you have any interests in literature.
I have recently bought the book and started reading it and couldn't put it down. It is so heart touching and honest. And I find I have something so in common with a wonderful writer from 30 years past makes me feel OK. I am a writer and poet and making my way in the literary field and it is tough, and although Sylvia Plath had passed on many years earlier i can relate to all the feelings she bestowed on paper