Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

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Author :   Heather Clark
Publisher :   Vintage Publishing
ISBN :   9781787332539
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   xxix, 1118 , 32 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   241x162x52
Weight (g) :   1533

Determined not to read Plath's work as if her every act, from childhood on, was a harbinger of her tragic fate, Heather Clark presents new materials about Plath's scientist father, her juvenile writings, and her psychiatric treatment, and evokes a culture... Read more
Determined not to read Plath's work as if her every act, from childhood on, was a harbinger of her tragic fate, Heather Clark presents new materials about Plath's scientist father, her juvenile writings, and her psychiatric treatment, and evokes a culture in transition in the mid-twentieth century, in the shadow of the atom bomb and the Holocaust, as she explores Sylvia's world: her early relationships and determination not to become a conventional woman and wife; her conflicted ties to her well-meaning, widowed mother; her troubles at the hands of an unenlightened mental-health industry; and her Cambridge years and thunderclap meeting with Ted Hughes, a true marriage of minds that would change the course of poetry in English.