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The Resource The letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume I, 1940-1956, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

The letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume I, 1940-1956, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

Label
The letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume I, 1940-1956
Title
The letters of Sylvia Plath
Title number
Volume I, 1940-1956
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil
Title variation
  • Letters of Sylvia Plath
  • Letters of Sylvia Plath
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1, 1940-1956, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most of these materials have never before been published, and are presented here unabridged and without revision--so that she can speak directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid and offering intimate details of her personal life, Plath's letters entertain a wide ranges of addressees, including family, friends, and professional contacts, with inimitable wit and verve. This selection of early correspondence marks the key moments of Plath's adolescence, including her childhood hobbies and high school boyfriends; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; her move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes, including previously unseen post-honeymoon letters that reveal the beginnings of their extraordinary creative partnership. The letters document Plath's literary development and show the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and works of journalism. While her endeavors to publish in a variety of genres received mixed reception, she was never dissuaded. Well-read and curious, Plath simultaneously offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture as well as a rare look at her writing ambitions through her correspondence. Peter K. Steinberg, leading Plath scholar, and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research that masterfully contextualize what these pages disclose. The letters are adorned by a selection of never-before-published photographs and Plath's own elegant line drawings. This remarkable collection, a work of immense scholarship and care, presents an exclusive look at the interior life of one of the most talented and fascinating poets of the modern age. -- Inside jacket flap
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10601768
Cataloging source
YDX
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Plath, Sylvia
Dewey number
811.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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  • Steinberg, Peter K.
  • Kukil, Karen V.
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True
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  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Authors, American
  • Poets, American
  • Authors, American
  • Poets, American
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Volume 1: 1940-1956
Label
The letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume I, 1940-1956, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil
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
Control code
1902675
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxxv, 1388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062740434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062740434
  • (OCoLC)975113774
Label
The letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume I, 1940-1956, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil
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
Control code
1902675
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxxv, 1388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062740434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062740434
  • (OCoLC)975113774

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