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The silent woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

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The silent woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Title
The silent woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Janet Malcolm has produced a brilliant, elegantly reasoned meditation on the art of biography, in which she takes as her example the various biographies of the poet Sylvia Plath. The Silent Woman is an astonishing feat of criticism and literary detection. It is not a book about the life of Sylvia Plath, but about her afterlife: how her reputation was forged from the poems she wrote just before her suicide; how her estranged husband, the poet Ted Hughes, as executor of her estate, tried to serve two masters - Plath's art and his own need for privacy; and how it fell to his sister, Olwyn Hughes, as literary agent for the estate, to protect him by limiting access to Plath's work. The Silent Woman, in the end, embodies a paradox: even as Malcolm brings her skepticism to bear on the claims of biography to present the truth about a life, a portrait of Sylvia Plath emerges that gives us a sense of "knowing" this tragic poet in a way we have never known her before. The result is a provocative work that will dispel forever the innocence with which most of us have approached the reading of any biography. It will be talked about for years to come
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malcolm, Janet
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women poets, American
  • Women poets, American
  • Executors and administrators
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Hughes, Ted
Label
The silent woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780330335782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The silent woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780330335782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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