The haunting of Sylvia Plath
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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Review: The Haunting of Sylvia PlathUser Review - Rachel - Goodreads
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