- Series: The History of Emotions Series
- Hardcover: 1 pages
- Publisher: NYU Press; y First printing edition (January 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814780873
- ISBN-13: 978-0814780879
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,847,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An Emotional History of the U.S (The History of Emotions Series) y First printing Edition
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About the Author
Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History. His numerous books include World History in Documents; American Behavioral History; and Anxious Parents.
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Wyatt-Brown writes a succinct and generally accurate portrait of Sylvia Plath and her mental health. We have seen this before, of course (again and again). What Brown does that is different is he takes a harder look at the people around her beyond Ted Hughes. He studies Aurelia Plath more closely as a product of her times, he considers Olive Prouty's background with mental illness, and Plath's schoolmates at Smith and Cambridge. This essay gave me a new understanding of Plath's awkwardness over in England and how she was generally looked down upon. I had heard some of it, such as Lucas Myers not liking her poetry at the St. Botolph's Review party, and Ted Hughes has written of her trying too hard and her ostentatious matching luggage. But Brown takes it a step further, and paints a picture of a snooty British disdain for Plath as the proverbial loud, brash Ugly American. It sort of broke my heart.
It's a pretty good essay. One of these days, I'll get around to reading the rest of the book.