- Series: Vermilion Books
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 15, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312023251
- ISBN-13: 978-0312023256
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,283,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sylvia Plath: A Biography (Vermilion Books) Paperback – September 15, 1988
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THE BELL JAR was a wonderful read when I was young...I must read it again since I know now I missed much without knowing what this woman went through in her personal life that put pen to paper and wrote this haunting book. I did not care for Plath's poetry and no wonder..hr symbolism was so depressing at times I did not understand it. Interested in her life and outcome of her horrendous life has lead me to read this book and now I will work at rediscovering Sylvia Plath. I always thought she was an intellectual snob due to her education...her parent's education and her desire to find an intelligent man equal to her standards. The man hunt seemed paramount in her life. I do not remember this being the main reason for living for women in that time period. I must give Sylvia Plath another chance.
The recommendation of this book comes to healthy women...perhaps it is too depressive (and does not show a survivor but a victim) for many. The book came from Amazon downloaded onto my Kindle. The author did a superb job!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved Linda Wagner-Martin's biography of the great Sylvia Plath. I particularly liked the way she tied in Sylvia Plath's poems with what was going on in her life at the time,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adrian Ortiz, M.D.
Held my attention constantly. The analysis of Sylvia's writings is intelligent but, at times, confusing . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Video Game Fanatic
Sylvia Plath: A Biography is a very detailed, even scrupulous research of Sylvia Plath's life. The book is based on Plath's journals as well as her letters to family and friends. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Answers many questions but leaves more unanswered such as an
analysis of her profound mental illness. Read more
I read the book in one sitting. Riveting account of a very gifted poet. So many biography's blame Ted Hughes for Sylvia's death, so I really appreciated learning about her earlier... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CForward
I chose this biography because I had just finished reading The Bell Jar. To bad that she could not see what type of impact on both men and women.Published 2 months ago by diana howery
I am just now beginning my exploration of Plath. This biography acted as a Primer and I am grateful for the information provided in the pages. Read morePublished 5 months ago by carlssons
A very good introduction tot he life and trials of Sylvia Plath. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about this troubled poet.Published 6 months ago by Bookbabe
I really loved reading into Sylvia's life. She was such an artist. I recommend this book to anyone who has read her poetry.Published 8 months ago by Marsha Johnston