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Sylvia Plath : poetry and existence

Author: David Holbrook
Publisher: London : Athlone Press ; [Atlantic Highlands] N.J. : Distributed by Humanities Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of Sylvia Path is primarily a search for the meaning of her work, in which coherent and persuasive readings of a poetry which is frequently hard to follow and at times impenetrable force us to attend to the deeper significance of the poet's existential dilemma--tragic in its personal outcome.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holbrook, David.
Sylvia Plath.
London : Athlone Press ; [Atlantic Highlands] N.J. : Distributed by Humanities Press, 1976
(OCoLC)568047007
Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Holbrook
ISBN: 0485111438 9780485111439
OCLC Number: 2587542
Notes: "Sylvia Plath": pages [298]-299.
Description: 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Who is Sylvia? --
Poem for a false birth --
Baby in the bell jar: the symbolism of the novel --
Schizoid problem in creative wriitng --
Doing, being and being seen --
Fabrication of false selves and Daddy --
Mother and children --
Be(e)ing --
Psychotic poetry --
Artist, responsibility and freedom.
Responsibility: by David Holbrook.

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This study of Sylvia Path is primarily a search for the meaning of her work, in which coherent and persuasive readings of a poetry which is frequently hard to follow and at times impenetrable force us to attend to the deeper significance of the poet's existential dilemma--tragic in its personal outcome.

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