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Sylvia Plath: A Life Reviewed (Guardian Shorts Book 54) [Kindle Edition]

The Guardian , Lauren Niland
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Fifty years on from the first publication of The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath is read and re-read by new generations fascinated by her reputation, her fragile brilliance, her marriage to Ted Hughes, and what she represents as a woman, brow-beaten by an unsympathetic society.

This Guardian Short draws on archive material from the Guardian and Observer, exploring the contemporary reception to Plath’s work, including to the posthumous publication of Ariel, the collection of poems that defines her literary heritage. It features the words of, among others, her daughter, Frieda Hughes, and of Al Alvarez, then the Observer’s poetry editor and Plath’s great friend.

These pieces are drawn together by a brand-new narrative that examines Plath’s reputation now, and sets the context for the many attempts to understand and analyse one of literature’s most compelling figures. Combined, they are a unique and eye-opening view into the life and writing of Sylvia Plath.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 200 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Guardian Books (5 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BC0IXSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Complex Kind of Woman! 20 Aug 2013
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I have a vivid memory of reading about her suicide and of the complexities that were revealed between Ted Hughes, his family (particularly his sister) and her relationship with her own parents. They still fascinate, after all those years!
I'm re-reading "The Bell Jar" and am mightily impressed by her talent and honesty.
And, no matter how hard I try, I do not much care for Ted-which really annoyed the English lecturer when I was studying for my teaching diploma.
I've written articles about their complicated marriage, and the reactions from feminists; and muh remains quite hearbreaking.
I add this book to my growing pile.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 4 Jan 2014
By Kate
Having just read The Bell Jar, this collection of articles about Sylvia Plath filled in the picture and answered some questions.
Well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 2 Mar 2014
By Julio J. Hernández - Published on Amazon.com
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A good look at the early opinions about Sylvia Plath, with a suitable selection of authors in this small format.
Recommended for fans and scholars.
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