American Isis : The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath :First Edition – Carl Rollyson

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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 were fought over, rejected, accepted and, ultimately, embraced by readers everywhere. Dead at thirty, she committed suicide by putting her head in an oven while her children slept.Her poetry collection titled “Ariel” became a modern classic. Her novel “The Bell Jar” has a fixed place on student reading lists. “American Isis” will be the first Plath bio benefiting from the new Ted Hughes archive at the British Library which includes forty one letters between Plath and Hughes as well as a host of unpublished papers. The Sylvia Plath Carl Rollyson brings to us in “American Isis” is no shrinking Violet overshadowed by Ted Hughes, she is a modern day Isis, a powerful force that embraced high and low culture to establish herself in the literary firmament.”

Used – First Edition – Hardcover Tight and Clean, Prev owner name inscribed neatly- Dust Wrapper – A very good copy.

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SKU: 9780312640248 Category: Title: American Isis : The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath :First Edition
Author: Carl Rollyson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Year: 2013
ISBN10: 0312640242
ISBN13: 9780312640248
Condition: Very Good
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 514

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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 were fought over, rejected, accepted and, ultimately, embraced by readers everywhere. Dead at thirty, she committed suicide by putting her head in an oven while her children slept.Her poetry collection titled “Ariel” became a modern classic. Her novel “The Bell Jar” has a fixed place on student reading lists. “American Isis” will be the first Plath bio benefiting from the new Ted Hughes archive at the British Library which includes forty one letters between Plath and Hughes as well as a host of unpublished papers. The Sylvia Plath Carl Rollyson brings to us in “American Isis” is no shrinking Violet overshadowed by Ted Hughes, she is a modern day Isis, a powerful force that embraced high and low culture to establish herself in the literary firmament.”

Used – First Edition – Hardcover Tight and Clean, Prev owner name inscribed neatly- Dust Wrapper – A very good copy.

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Weight 0.54 kg
Dimensions 23.8 × 16.4 × 3 cm

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