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American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date January 29, 2013
Pages 319
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312640248
ISBN-10 0312640242
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $29.99
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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 benefitting 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Hughes archive at the British Library which includes forty one letters between Plath and Hughes as well as a host of unpublished papers.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.



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from St Martins Pr (January 29, 2013)
9780312640248 | details & prices | 319 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $29.99
About: On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath―the first to draw from the recently-opened Ted Hughes archiveThe life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of myth.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (March 4, 2014)
9781250043443 | details & prices | 319 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of legend.
CD/Spoken Word
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With George Newbern (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (February 25, 2013)
9781452611853 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $39.99
About: The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of myth.
With George Newbern (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (February 25, 2013)
9781452661858 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.99

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