The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Release Date : 16 January 2013
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307830395
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Book excerpt: Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for her writing. Plath once called her journal her “Sargasso,” her repository of imagination, “a litany of dreams, directives, and imperatives,” and in fact these pages contain the germs of most of her work. Plath’s ambitions as a writer were urgent and ultimately all-consuming, requiring of her a heat, a fantastic chaos, even a violence that burned straight through her. The intensity of this struggle is rendered in her journal with an unsparing clarity, revealing both the frequent desperation of her situation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. Written in electrifying prose, The Journals of Sylvia Plath provide unique insight, and are essential reading for all those who have been moved and fascinated by Plath’s life and work.

The Journals of Sylvia Plath

The Journals of Sylvia Plath

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for her writing. Plath once called her journal her “Sargasso,” her repository ...

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 ...

Ariel

Ariel

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Poetry
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The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time ...

Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II

Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II

Author : SYLVIA. PLATH
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers who defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. In the Letters, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most has never before been published, and it is here presented unabridged, without revision, so that she speaks directly in her own words. The letters ...

The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Literary Collections
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A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen. One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues to inspire and fascinate the literary world. While her renown as one of the twentieth ...

Poems

Poems

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Everyman's Library
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry by Sylvia Plath that deals with nature, human relationships, families, the role of women, courage, and suffering....

Letters Home

Letters Home

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Letters Home represents Sylvia Plath's correspondence from her time at Smith College in the early 1950s, through her meeting with, and subsequent marriage to, the poet Ted Hughes, up to her death in February 1963. The letters are addressed mainly to her mother, with whom she had an extremely close and ...

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Poetry
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The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath's life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery and dramatic play for which she ...

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : e-artnow
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Bell Jar" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither ...

Slaughterhouse 90210

Slaughterhouse 90210

Author : Maris Kreizman
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Genre : Humor
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The perfect book for anyone with a Netflix account and a library card. "Smart, sharp, and hilarious, Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect pick-me-up and never-put-me-down book." - Jami Attenburg, bestselling author of The Middlesteins Slaughterhouse 90210 pairs literature's greatest lines with pop culture's best moments. In 2009, Maris Kreizman wanted to combine her ...

Pain  Parties  Work

Pain Parties Work

Author : Elizabeth Winder
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"I dreamed of New York, I am going there." On May 31, 1953, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-month stint at "the intellectual fashion magazine" Mademoiselle to be a guest editor for its prestigious annual college issue. Over the next twenty-six days, the bright, blond New England ...

Ariel  The Restored Edition

Ariel The Restored Edition

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Poetry
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Upon the publication of her posthumous volume of poetry Ariel in 1965, Sylvia Plath became a household name. Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of Ariel left behind by Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim. This facsimile ...

Sylvia Plath s Selected Poems

Sylvia Plath s Selected Poems

Author : Sylvia Plath,Ted Hughes
Publisher : Faber & Faber Limited
Genre : American poetry
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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and ...

Rough Magic

Rough Magic

Author : Paul Alexander
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Since her suicide at age thirty, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) has been celebrated for her impeccable and ruthless poetry. Rough Magic probes the events of Plath's life, including her turbulent marriage to the poet Ted Hughes....

Three Women

Three Women

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Lulu.com
Genre : Pregnancy
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A radio play in verse, comprised of three intertwining monologues by women in a maternity ward....