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Title:
Bitter fame : a life of Sylvia Plath
Author:
Stevenson, Anne, 1933 January 3-
Edition:
First Mariner books edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Physical Description:
xviii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"A Peter Davison book."

"A Mariner book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780395937600

9780395453742
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this authoritative and controversial biography, Stevenson charts the ways in which Sylvia Plath created her own legend--one at odds with the posthumous myth that has grown up around her. It is "the most genuinely feminist account of Plath's life yet: one in which Plath herself is held to be responsible for her own life, her own death" (Washington Post Book World). (A Mariner Reissue)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

``The best critical biography of Plath yet, poet Stevenson's volume offers a convincing reinterpretation of a complex and controversial life,'' lauded PW. ``No longer cast as a victim of her husband's alleged infidelities, Plath emerges as the forger of her own fate.'' Photos. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved