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The Resource Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson

Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson

Label
Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted
Title
Mad girl's love song
Title remainder
Sylvia Plath and life before Ted
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1956, 23-year-old Sylvia Plath walked into a party and immediately spotted Ted Hughes. This encounter--now one of the most famous in all literary history--began what has become a modern myth. Sylvia viewed Ted as something of a colossus, and to this day his enormous shadow has obscured her life and work. Before she met Ted, Plath had lived a complex, creative, and disturbing life. Her father had died when she was only eight; she had gone out with hundreds of men, had been unofficially engaged, had attempted suicide, and had written more than 200 poems. This book chronicles these early years, traces the sources of her mental instability, and examines how a range of personal, economic, and societal factors conspired against her. Drawing on exclusive interviews with friends and lovers who have never spoken openly about Plath before, and using previously unavailable archives and papers, this is the first book to focus on the early life of the twentieth century's most popular and enduring female poet.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3566.L27
LC item number
Z966 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Women poets, American
Label
Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-344) and index
Contents
This haunting nameless pain -- My thoughts to shining fame aspire -- The ghost of somebody else -- If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad -- Who is Sylvia? -- I myself am Heaven and Hell -- Drowning in self hate, doubt, madness -- The beginnings of "The bell jar" -- I am chained to you as you are to your dreams -- Now, Voyager -- In the depths of the forest your image follows me
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781476714646
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012277186
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)SS710310
  • (FIPpSEB)SS710310
  • (OCoLC)825074328
Label
Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-344) and index
Contents
This haunting nameless pain -- My thoughts to shining fame aspire -- The ghost of somebody else -- If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad -- Who is Sylvia? -- I myself am Heaven and Hell -- Drowning in self hate, doubt, madness -- The beginnings of "The bell jar" -- I am chained to you as you are to your dreams -- Now, Voyager -- In the depths of the forest your image follows me
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781476714646
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012277186
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)SS710310
  • (FIPpSEB)SS710310
  • (OCoLC)825074328

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