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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath [Paperback]

Item : The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath [Paperback]
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Author Author : Plath, Sylvia
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0385720254
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780385720250
Publisher Publisher : Anchor
Pages Pages : 768
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100017808

A major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time.

Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plathis essential reading for all who have been moved and fascinated by Plath's life and work.From reviews of the British edition:

"A literary event...The book has a raw immediacy that will only add to Plath's iconic reputation." -Harpers & Queens

"The journals are cause for celebration...Given the intensity and rawness of their writing, at moments it feels like walking straight into someone else's dream."-Jacqueline RoseSylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts.  She began publishing poems and stories at a young age and by the time she entered Smith College had won several poetry prizes.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in Cambridge, England, and married British poet Ted Hughes in London in 1956.  The young couple moved to the States, where Plath became an instructor at Smith College.  Later, they moved back to England, where Plath continued writing poetry and wrote her novel,The Bell Jar, which was first published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in England in 1963.  On February 11, 1963, Plath committed suicide.  HerCollected Poems, published posthumously in 1981, won the Pulitzer Prize. 

Karen V. Kukil is Associate Curator of Rare Books at Smith CollelS}

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