First U.S. Publication
A major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time.
Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. The complete Journals of Sylvia Plath is essential reading for all who have been moved and fascinated by Plath's life and work.
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Comments about The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath:
If you have ever been interested in the inner most thoughts of a truly inimitable artisan; than these journals are a start to undressing Sylvia Plath's beauty and richly hued talent with words. It was pure joy to be able to rest within her thoughts and read over and over again her mellifluous way with words. The best thing is that Plath still remains an enigma even after finishing the book- the way it should be. Just when you think you may have caught her; she leaves you behind with a seemingly simple sentence, smudged with deeper ache.
From reviews of the British edition: "A literary event...The book has a raw immediacy that will only add to Plath's iconic reputation." -Harpers & Queens "The journals are cause for celebration...Given the intensity and rawness of their writing, at moments it feels like walking straight into someone else's dream."-Jacqueline Rose
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 17th October 2000
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Type: Abridged