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The Silent Woman By Janet Malcolm

The Silent Woman
by Janet Malcolm

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A work of criticism, biography and literary detection and an examination of the means by which biographers justify their ends. Malcolm takes as her example the various biographers of the poet Sylvia Plath and their conflicts with the Plath estate.
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The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm

This is a reasoned meditation on the art of biography, a work of criticism and literary detection and an examination of the means by which biographers justify their ends. The author takes as her example the various biographers of the poet Sylvia Plath and their conflicts with the Plath estate. This is not a book about the life of Sylvia Plath, but 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: her 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; and how five biographers, variously thwarted in their attempts to give what they felt to be a true account of the life have turned much of the literary world against Ted and Olwyn Hughes.

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GOR001959714
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm
Janet Malcolm
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
1994-10-21
224
0330335782
9780330335782
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