American Isis

American Isis

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On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath—the first to draw from the recently-opened Ted Hughes archive

The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of myth. Educated at Smith, she had an epically conflict-filled relationship with her mother, Aurelia. She then married the poet Ted Hughes and plunged into the sturm and drang of married life in the full glare of the world of English and American letters. Her poems… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Rollyson’s account credibly outlines the claustrophobic effects on Plath of social, familial and marital pressures that may have proved her undoing.

While the book is good, it's not groundbreaking, and, like many before it, ultimately emphasizes Plath's romantic downfall over her intellectual achievements.

Book Details  

Publisher: St. Martin's Press (January 29, 2013)

Collection: St. Martin's Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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