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The Resource The silent woman : Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes, by Janet Malcolm

The silent woman : Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes, by Janet Malcolm

Label
The silent woman : Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes
Title
The silent woman
Title remainder
Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes
Statement of responsibility
by Janet Malcolm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Janet Malcolm has produced a brilliant, elegantly reasoned meditation on the art of biography, in which she takes as her example the various biographies of the poet Sylvia Plath." "The Silent Woman is an astonishing feat of criticism and literary detection. It is not a book about the life of Sylvia Plath, but about her afterlife: how her reputation was forged from the poems she wrote just before her suicide; how her estranged husband, the poet Ted Hughes, as executor of her estate, tried to serve two masters - Plath's art and his own need for privacy; and how it fell to his sister, Olwyn Hughes, as literary agent for the estate, to protect him by limiting access to Plath's work. The Silent Woman, in the end, embodies a paradox: even as Malcolm brings her skepticism to bear on the claims of biography to present the truth about a life, a portrait of Sylvia Plath emerges that gives us a sense of "knowing" this tragic poet in a way we have never known her before." "The result is a provocative work that will dispel forever the innocence with which most of us have approached the reading of any biography. It will be talked about for years to come."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malcolm, Janet
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.L27
LC item number
Z776 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Hughes, Ted <1930-1998>
  • Plath, Sylvia <1932-1963>
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • Executors and administrators
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Poétesses américaines
  • Poétesses américaines
  • Poètes américains
  • Biographie (Genre littéraire)
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Executors and administrators
  • Marriage
  • Poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • Great Britain
  • Biographie (genre littéraire)
  • Biographie (Genre littéraire)
  • Poètes américains - 20e siècle - Biographies
  • Poétesses américaines - 20e siècle - Biographies
  • Poétesses américaines - Biographies - Histoire et critique
Label
The silent woman : Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes, by Janet Malcolm
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Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm29221006
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780679751403
Lccn
93033848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29221006
  • (OCoLC)29221006
Label
The silent woman : Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes, by Janet Malcolm
Link
Publication
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
ocm29221006
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780679751403
Lccn
93033848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29221006
  • (OCoLC)29221006

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