Rough Magic: A Biography Of Sylvia Path

Hachette Books, 2009 M03 17 - 440 páginas
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Since her suicide at age thirty, Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) has been celebrated for her impeccable and ruthless poetry, which excels at describing the most extreme reaches of Plath's consciousness and passions. Her work includes the autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, and such collections as The Collosus, Ariel, and the Pulitzer Prize -- winning Collected Poems. Based on exclusive interviews and extensive archival research, Rough Magic probes the events of Plath's life -- including her turbulent marriage to the English poet Ted Hughes -- in a biography that stands alone in its compassionate view of this fiercely talented, deeply troubled artist.

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ROUGH MAGIC: A Biography of Sylvia Plath

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Second biography of Sylvia Plath this season, this one by the editor of Ariel Ascending (1984), a collection of essays on Plath's life and work. Alexander's is a full-bodied biography, long on facts ... Leer comentario completo

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Alexander is undeniably biased towards Sylvia in the conflict with her husband Ted Hughes which resulted in her tragic suicide. Certainly, Hughes' ingrained sexism was a contributing cause to her ... Leer comentario completo


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Teacher and journalistPaul Alexander is the editor of Ariel Ascending, a collection of essays about Sylvia Plath, as well as books on James Dean and Andy Warhol. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on a book about J. D. Salinger.

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