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The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath

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  • Editor: Jo Gill, University of Exeter
Susan R. van Dyne, Deborah Nelson, Lynda K. Bundtzen, Linda Wagner-Martin, Alice Entwistle, Steven Gould Axelrod, Jo Gill, Christina Britzolakis, Janet Badia, Tracy Brain, Diane Middlebrook
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521606851

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  • The controversies that surround Sylvia Plath's life and work imply that her poems are more read and studied now than ever before. This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the place in twentieth-century culture of Sylvia Plath's poetry, prose, letters and journals. The newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars represent a spectrum of critical perspectives. They pay particular attention to key debates and to well-known texts such as The Bell Jar, while offering original and thought-provoking readings to new as well as more seasoned Plath readers.

    • A most comprehensive and accessible student guide to Plath's work
    • Clear critical discussion aimed at students of Plath's journals and poems
    • Provides an authoritative and engaging introduction to the controversies of Plath's life and work
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    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521606851
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    List of abbreviations and textual note
    Chronology of Plath's life and work
    Part I. Contexts and Issues:
    1. The problem of biography Susan R. van Dyne
    2. Plath, history and politics Deborah Nelson
    3. Plath and psychoanalysis: uncertain truths Lynda K. Bundtzen
    4. Plath and contemporary American poetry Linda Wagner-Martin
    5. Plath and contemporary British poetry Alice Entwistle
    Part II. Works:
    6. The poetry of Sylvia Plath Steven Gould Axelrod
    7. The Colossus and Crossing the Water Jo Gill
    8. Ariel and other poems Christina Britzolakis
    9. The Bell Jar and other prose Janet Badia
    10. Sylvia Plath's letters and journals Tracy Brain
    11. The poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: call and response Diane Middlebrook
    Selected reading

  • Editor

    Jo Gill, University of Exeter
    Jo Gill is Lecturer in American Literature at Bath Spa University College.


    Susan R. van Dyne, Deborah Nelson, Lynda K. Bundtzen, Linda Wagner-Martin, Alice Entwistle, Steven Gould Axelrod, Jo Gill, Christina Britzolakis, Janet Badia, Tracy Brain, Diane Middlebrook

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