Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts

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Harper Collins, Sep 2, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imagination. Featuring an introduction by Plath's husband, the late British poet Ted Hughes, these writings also reflect themes and images she would fully realize in her poetry. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams truly showcases the talent and genius of Sylvia Plath.

  

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Review: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts

User Review  - Sharn Dhah - Goodreads

I wanted to disregard the introduction by Ted Hughes, to mistrust his evaluation of his late wife's prose writing, his estimation that short story writing was her greatest professional challenge, and ... Read full review

Review: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Because of my love of The Bell Jar, I want to say I love all of Plath's work. But... love is a strong word. While I definitely love The Bell Jar, I am lukewarm toward this book. The diary entries were ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION BY TED HUGHES 1
OCEAN 1212W Essay 1962 21
SNOW BLITZ Essay 1963 28
GEORGE MARJORIE 50
AMERICA AMERICA Essay 1963 53
A COMPARISON Essay 1962 62
DAY OF SUCCESS Story 1960 80
THE FIFTEENDOLLAR EAGLE
THE FIFTYNINTH BEAR Story September
aaaaaaaaaa Story 1959 118
THE SHADOW Story January 1959 147
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Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. A complete and uncut facsimile edition of Ariel was published in 2004 with her original selection and arrangement of poems. She was married to the poet Ted Hughes, with whom she had a daughter, Frieda, and a son, Nicholas. She died in London in 1963.

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