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The Resource American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath, Carl Rollyson

American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath, Carl Rollyson

Label
American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath
Title
American Isis
Title remainder
the life and art of Sylvia Plath
Statement of responsibility
Carl Rollyson
Title variation
Life and art of Sylvia Plath
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of legend. Educated at Smith, Plath had a conflicted relationship with her mother. She married the poet Ted Hughes and plunged into the sturm und drang of literary celebrity. Her poems were fought over, rejected--and ultimately embraced by readers everywhere. At age thirty she committed suicide. Ariel, a collection of poems she wrote at white-hot speed during her final months, became a modern classic. Her novel, The Bell Jar, has become a part of the literary canon. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, Carl Rollyson gives us a new biography that shows her as a powerful figure who embraced both high and low culture, a writer who wanted nothing less than to become central to the mythology of modern consciousness. This is the first biography of Plath to use materials newly deposited in the Ted Hughes archive at the British Library--including 41 letters between Plath and Hughes--to create a fresh and starting look at this American icon.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rollyson, Carl E.
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3566.L27
LC item number
Z849 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Poets, American
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Women and literature
Label
American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath, Carl Rollyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Primordial child of time (1932-50) -- Mistress of all the elements (1950-53) -- Queen of the dead (1953-55) -- I am nature (1955-57) -- Queen of the ocean (1957-59) -- The universal mother (1960-62) -- Queen also of the immortals (1962-63) -- In the temple of Isis : among the hierophants (1963- ) -- Appendix A. Sylvia Plath and Carl Jung -- Appendix B. Sylvia's Plath's library -- Appendix C. David Wevill -- Appendix D. Elizabeth Compton Sigmund
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780312640248
Lccn
2012037393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn812018021
  • 673433
Label
American Isis : the life and art of Sylvia Plath, Carl Rollyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Primordial child of time (1932-50) -- Mistress of all the elements (1950-53) -- Queen of the dead (1953-55) -- I am nature (1955-57) -- Queen of the ocean (1957-59) -- The universal mother (1960-62) -- Queen also of the immortals (1962-63) -- In the temple of Isis : among the hierophants (1963- ) -- Appendix A. Sylvia Plath and Carl Jung -- Appendix B. Sylvia's Plath's library -- Appendix C. David Wevill -- Appendix D. Elizabeth Compton Sigmund
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780312640248
Lccn
2012037393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn812018021
  • 673433

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