Sylvia Plath

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Barnes & Noble Books, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 164 pages
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Using a postfeminist, poststructuralist approach, the author offers a new study of Sylvia Plath's life and work that rejects the standard myths of Plath as Doomed Poet and Deprived Woman. Bassnet demonstrates that the many voices and contradictions in Plath's poetry and life negate attempts by critics to achieve a definitive reading of her work.

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Wonderful book that contains not only the authors thoughts and interpretations of Plath's work, but several other peoples points of view as well. The book is broken up into different chapters ... Read full review


God Nature and Writing
Writing the Family
Writing out Love

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Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick and the head of the Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies. She has taught in universities throughout the world and written extensively in the fields of comparative literacy studies, theatre, women's studies, and translation studies. She also writes poetry and is a practising translator.

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