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It's just a pity that Olwyn Hughes wasn't the subject of this biography.
Like other parts of the book, the beginning on Plath's youth was sketchy with hints of meaning that could (or could not) be derived.
I really want to finish this book, but I don't know if I can stand the author's horrid writing for that long.
This biography won't appeal to the casual reader, but those who are familiar with Sylvia Plath and the 1940-1960 era in the US and Great Britain will find this book not only... Read morePublished 10 months ago by drfiddler1
Like many others, I am avid Plath admirer; I will not used the vapid word fan. Like Plath's other followers, I have many of the biographies on her, as well as all the poetry, the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. szymanski
This book focused, in a rather oblique manner, on the odd affairs of Plath's estate since her death. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Yukio
American Isis is the best book I have read this year. As an avid reader of biographies I appreciated getting an entirely new look into the house that Plath built. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michelle
I thought the book started off very tentatively, a little awkward – the writing unpolished, but the book got better as I read. This book is written by a fan. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ada Ardor
I confess that I approached this biography with a certain dread. What, another book about a middling poet who was badly treated by another middling poet and who put her head in an... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Warbird
If "Sylvia Plath is the literary Marilyn Monroe" is the thesis, the book fails to establish it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by amanda
Although this book is mainly about Plath, I actually really liked how it brought up a lot of Monroe. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sherri Griffin
I was hooked on Sylvia Plath from the time I picked up the book Letters Home. I have collected every book and article about Sylvia Plath since. Read morePublished 17 months ago by L. Salazar