The Resource The letters of Sylvia Plath, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

The letters of Sylvia Plath, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

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The letters of Sylvia Plath
Title
The letters of Sylvia Plath
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil
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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
  • In The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 2, 1956-1963, 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. The letters document Plath's extraordinary literary development and the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and journalism. While her endeavors to publish in a variety of genres had mixed receptions, she was never dissuaded. Through acceptance and rejection of her work, Plath strove to stay true to her creative vision. Well-read and curious, she simultaneously offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture. 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. Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own drawings, they masterfully contextualize what the pages disclose. This selection of later correspondence details Plath and her husband, Ted Hughes, becoming major influential contemporary writers, as it happened. Her recorded experiences include early publications; teaching, committing to writing full time, and making professional acquaintances; traveling, settling in England, building a family, and buying a house; and, through a series of letters to her psychiatrist, previously unknown insight into the breakup of her marriage. Throughout, Plath's voice is completely, uniquely her own. -- Inside jacket flap
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plath, Sylvia
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3566.L27
LC item number
Z48 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Steinberg, Peter K.
  • Kukil, Karen V.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Authors, American
  • Poets, American
  • Authors, American
  • Poets, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
Label
The letters of Sylvia Plath, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Faber & Faber."--Title page verso
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
Contents
Volume 1. 1940-1956 -- volume 2. 1956-1963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780062740588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975113774
  • (OCoLC)ybp15128545
Label
The letters of Sylvia Plath, edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Faber & Faber."--Title page verso
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
Contents
Volume 1. 1940-1956 -- volume 2. 1956-1963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780062740588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975113774
  • (OCoLC)ybp15128545

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