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Sylvia Plath : a biography

Author: Connie Ann Kirk
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The brief life and meteoric career of Sylvia Plath have been the subject of fascination since her suicide in 1963 at age thirty. This concise, well-researched biography recounts the facts of her troubled life based on the latest updated research. Biographer Connie Ann Kirk has consulted the Plath archives at Smith College and the Indiana University--Bloomington, as well as Plath's unabridged journals published in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Connie Ann Kirk
ISBN: 9781591027096 1591027098
OCLC Number: 262889510
Notes: "[O]riginally published in hardcover by Greenwood Press ... Westport, CT ... ©2004"--Title page verso.
Description: 159 pages, plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Timeline --
Who was Sylvia? beyond the icon --
Early life and family (pre-1932-1936) --
The golden schoolgirl (1937-1955) --
The academic life (1950-1955) --
A poet's life and a poet's wife (1956-1961) --
The bell jar cracks (1962-1963) --
After Plath: mysteries and controversies --
Appendix A: Family tree --
Appendix B: Syliva Plath's library.
Responsibility: Connie Ann Kirk.

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"The brief life and meteoric career of Sylvia Plath have been the subject of fascination since her suicide in 1963 at age thirty. This concise, well-researched biography recounts the facts of her troubled life based on the latest updated research. Biographer Connie Ann Kirk has consulted the Plath archives at Smith College and the Indiana University--Bloomington, as well as Plath's unabridged journals published in 2000. She has also interviewed a Plath contemporary who knew her."--Publisher.

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