Bitter fame: a life of Sylvia Plath

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Houghton Mifflin, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 413 pages
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Though Plath has become a modern legendary figure, this is the first fully informed account of her life as a poet. With new material of all sorts, Stevenson recounts the struggle between fantasy and reality that blessed the artist but placed a curse on the woman. Photos.

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Review: Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath

User Review  - Susan Katz - Goodreads

The best biography of Plath I've read - even-handed, literate, sympathetic to Plath but not conned by the myths that have sprung up around her. I found particularly interesting and convincing the ... Read full review

Review: Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

On a Plath kick, and wanted to know more about her. Made for an interesting read. Especially like the perspective direct from some players in her life. Read full review

Contents

The Girl Who Wanted to Be God 19321949
1
epilogue
300
SOURCES AND NOTES
359
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Anne Stevenson is an American poet living in England. Her earlier collections include Enough of Green and Minute by Glass Minute. She is currently writing a book on Sylvia Plath.

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