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The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath by Ronald Hayman
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I found this book to be a real "page turner" and having read a few books on Sylvia Plath, think this is a good overview of her life and would be an appropriate first book for the Sylvia Plath starter.
It's a shame the poetry couldn't be quoted fully, and the author has to use sparce quotes along with his own description of the lines (perhaps a restriction from the Hughes copyright ownership).
My only criticism is that the last chapter appears not to have been proofread - it is packed full of errors (including two versions of the title of Hughes poetry collection "Capriccio" and some sentences don't make sense.
But overall I would recommend - I didn't put it down for 3 days!