Carl Rollyson - American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
Venue: Left Bank Books - Central West End
Fifty years after Sylvia Plath's death by suicide at age thirty, Carl Rollyson gives us a biography that shows her as a powerful figure who embraced both high and low culture to become a Marilyn Monroe of modern literature, a writer who wanted nothing less than to become central to the mythology of modern consciousness. This is the first biography to use letters between Plath and Ted Hughes newly deposited in the Ted Hughes archive a the British Library.
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