Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath

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Houghton Mifflin, 1989 - Poets, American - 413 pages
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"In a book that The New Yorker's Janet Malcolm called "by far the most intelligent and the only aesthetically satisfying" Plath biography, the poet Anne Stevenson narrates and illuminates the ways in which Sylvia Plath created her own legend in life and in poetry, one at odds with the posthumous myth that has grown up around her since her suicide in 1963."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

I am giving up on this book. It is overdue at the library and I'm still only on p 100. It is just the same old story, from page to page, reads very dry. I'm going to check out her journals and the other books ( I think it is called Letters to Home) that Gary recommended. Thanks Gary. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Marvellously written, terribly sad. Read full review


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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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