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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Marvellously written, terribly sad. Read full review

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User Review  - Lynette Twaddle - Goodreads

A really good biography. I think perhaps Hughes gets a bit more of an edit than perhaps he deserves, but a good read. Read full review

Contents

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