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Rollyson, Carl E. (Carl Edmund)
American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath / Carl Rollyson
Alternate Title Life and art of Sylvia Plath
1st U.S. ed
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS3566.L27 Z849 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Plath, Sylvia
Subject(s) Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Subject Plath, Sylvia -- Psychology
Plath, Sylvia -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xiv, 319 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-300) and index
Contents Introduction -- Primordial child of time (1932-50) -- Mistress of all the elements (1950-53) -- Queen of the dead (1953-55) -- I am nature (1955-57) -- Queen of the ocean (1957-59) -- The universal mother (1960-62) -- Queen also of the immortals (1962-63) -- In the temple of Isis: among the hierophants (1963- ) -- Appendix A: Sylvia Plath and Carl Jung -- Appendix B: Sylvia's Plath's library -- Appendix C: David Wevill -- Appendix D: Elizabeth Compton Sigmund
Summary The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of legend. Educated at Smith, Plath had a conflicted relationship with her mother. She married the poet Ted Hughes and plunged into the sturm und drang of literary celebrity. Her poems were fought over, rejected--and ultimately embraced by readers everywhere. At age thirty she committed suicide. Ariel, a collection of poems she wrote at white-hot speed during her final months, became a modern classic. Her novel, The Bell Jar, has become a part of the literary canon. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, Carl Rollyson gives us a new biography that shows her as a powerful figure who embraced both high and low culture, a writer who wanted nothing less than to become central to the mythology of modern consciousness. This is the first biography of Plath to use materials newly deposited in the Ted Hughes archive at the British Library--including 41 letters between Plath and Hughes--to create a fresh and startling look at this American icon.--From publisher description
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