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Giving up : the last days of Sylvia Plath

Author: Jillian Becker
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Giving Up is Jillian Becker's intimate account of her brief but extraordinary time with Sylvia Plath during the winter of 1963, the last months of the poet's life. Abandoned by Ted Hughes, Sylvia found companionship in the home of Becker and her husband, who helped care for the estranged couple's two small children while Sylvia tried to rest. In clear-eyed recollections unclouded by the intervening decades, Becker  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Jillian Becker; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jillian Becker
ISBN: 0312315988 9780312315986
OCLC Number: 52086451
Description: 73 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Jillian Becker.
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"Giving Up is Jillian Becker's intimate account of her brief but extraordinary time with Sylvia Plath during the winter of 1963, the last months of the poet's life. Abandoned by Ted Hughes, Sylvia found companionship in the home of Becker and her husband, who helped care for the estranged couple's two small children while Sylvia tried to rest. In clear-eyed recollections unclouded by the intervening decades, Becker describes the events of Sylvia's final days and suicide: her physical and emotional state, her grief over Hughes's infidelity, her mysterious meeting with an unknown companion the night before her suicide and the harsh aftermath of her funeral. Alongside this tragic conclusion is a beautifully rendered portrait of a friendhsip between two very different women."--Jacket.

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