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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath - Abridged (Paperback)

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  • The complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath--essential reading for anyone who has been moved and fascinated by the poet's life and work.
  • About the Author: SYLVIA PLATH was born in 1932 in Massachusetts.
  • 768 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Literary Figures

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For the first time in publication are the complete, uncensored journals of poet Sylvia Plath that she kept during the last 12 years of her life. Sixty percent of this book is material that has never been made public before, and more fully reveals Plath's personal and literary struggles. Photos.



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The complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath--essential reading for anyone who has been moved and fascinated by the poet's life and work.

"A genuine literary event.... Plath's journals contain marvels of discovery." --The New York Times Book Review

Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons.



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"A literary event... The book has a raw immediacy that will only add to Plath's iconic reputation." --Harpers & Queens

"The journals are cause for celebration.... Given the intensity and rawness of their writing, at moments it feels like walking straight into someone else's dream." --Jacqueline Rose



About the Author



SYLVIA PLATH was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. She began publishing poems and stories at a young age and by the time she entered Smith College had won several poetry prizes. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Cambridge, England, and married British poet Ted Hughes in London in 1956. The young couple moved to the States, where Plath became an instructor at Smith College. Later, they moved back to England, where Plath continued writing poetry and wrote her novel, The Bell Jar, which was first published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in England in 1963. On February 11, 1963, Plath committed suicide. Her Collected Poems, published posthumously in 1981, won the Pulitzer Prize.

KAREN V. KUKIL is Associate Curator of Rare Books at Smith College, with particular responsibility for superervising scholarly use of the Sylvia Plath Collection.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.99 Inches (H) x 5.28 Inches (W) x 1.55 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.59 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 768
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Literary Figures
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Author: Sylvia Plath
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2000
TCIN: 11404869
UPC: 9780385720250
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2602
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.55 inches length x 5.28 inches width x 7.99 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.59 pounds
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