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American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
By Carl E. Rollyson and George Newbern (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Publication date February 25, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781452611853
ISBN-10 1452611858
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 und 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Hughes archive at the British Library which includes forty-one letters between Plath and Hughes as well as a host of unpublished papers.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.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312640248
 
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
Paperback
Book cover for 9781250043443
 
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
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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