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The Resource Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson

Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson

Label
Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted
Title
Mad girl's love song
Title remainder
Sylvia Plath and life before Ted
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on exclusive interviews with friends and lovers who have never spoken openly about Plath before and using previously unavailable archives and papers, this book focuses on the early life of one of the 20th century's most popular and enduring female poets.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 811.54
  • 811.5'4
  • 811.54
  • 811.54
  • 920 PLAT
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3566.L27
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Women poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • Biography
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Biography: general
  • Biography: literary
Summary expansion
On 25 February 1956, twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Plath walked into a party and immediately spotted Ted Hughes. The sensational aspects of the Plath-Hughes relationship have dominated the cultural landscape to such an extent that their story has taken on the resonance of a modern myth. Before she met Ted, Plath had lived a complex, creative and disturbing life. Her father had died when she was only eight, she had gone out with literally hundreds of men, had been unofficially engaged, had tried to commit suicide and had written over 200 poems. Mad Girl's Love Song traces through these early years the sources of her mental instabilities and examines how a range of personal, economic and societal factors - the real disquieting muses - conspired against her. Drawing on exclusive interviews with friends and lovers who have never spoken openly about Plath before and using previously unavailable archives and papers, this is the first book to focus on the early life of the twentieth century's most popular and enduring female poet. Mad Girl's Love Song reclaims Sylvia Plath from the tangle of emotions associated with her relationship with Ted Hughes and reveals the origins of her unsettled and unsettling voice, a voice that, fifty years after her death, still has the power to haunt and disturb
Label
Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0020851477
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857205896
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Mad girl's love song : Sylvia Plath and life before Ted, Andrew Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0020851477
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857205896
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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