The haunting of Sylvia Plath

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Harvard University Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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Since her death in 1963 at the age of thirty, Sylvia Plath has become a strange icon---an object of intense speculation, fantasy, repulsion, and desire. Jacqueline Rose stands back from the debates and looks instead at the swirl of controversy, recognizing it as a phenomenon in itself--one with much to tell us about how a culture selects and judges writers; how we hear women's voices; and how we receive messages from, to, and about our unconscious selves.

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The Haunting of Sylvia Plath is one of the best works of literary criticism I've read. Rose creates a narrative of her own journey through the works about Plath, while illuminating the shortcomings of how Plath has been received critically and biographically. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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She
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The Body of the Writing
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Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary University of London, UK. Her books include "Sexuality in the Field of Vision", the novel "Albertine, On Not Being Able to Sleep" and "The Question of Zion". She contributes regularly to the "London Review of Books", and wrote and presented the Channel 4 documentary "Dangerous Liaison--Israel and America.