ISBN: 0385720254
EAN13: 9780385720250
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 17, 2000
Pages: 732
Dimensions: 1.6" H x 8" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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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   Learn about the construction of a poet, as well of poetry.
Having recently become an avid reader of online journals, and never having a particular fan of poetry, I was intimidated when I first began reading Plath's jounrals, unabridged, no less. No regrets, Taylor said in an interview. If you feel you can handle the sheer volume of the work, you definately pick up a copy if for no other reason than to see a master of the art at work.
 
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   An incredible tribute to an incredible woman
I will be occupied for a while and have a feeling I will come back to it over and over again, just like I did with The Bell Jar." She was an incredible writer, and I'm so glad I met her. It is amazing how someone who lived so long ago still writes in a way that you can relate to today's world. She makes me and my heart hurt and then cry full of joy and sometimes even a laugh or two comes... She makes me and my heart hurt and then cry full of joy and sometimes even a laugh or two comes... She makes me and my heart hurt and then cry full of joy and sometimes even a laugh or two comes... She makes me and my heart hurt and then cry full of joy and sometimes even a laugh or two comes... She makes me and my heart hurt and then cry full of joy and sometimes even a laugh or two comes... She makes me and my heart hurt and then cry full of joy and sometimes even a It's just that I can't explain it.
 
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   Inspiring
While she is known for the way she passed away, head in the oven for those who do not know, the way she lived her life is reflected here. Anyone who has ever read Mrs. Plath's book will find it to be both witty and insightful. I recommend this book to anyone who reads it.
 
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   A Look Into The Mind Of One Of Our Greatest Poets, Writers, In Her Own Words!
One of our great poets, Sylvia Plath, looked back on her life and death in a fiery new light. Plaqued by depression, this is a facinating book you'll want to have as you'll read it more than once! In her first book, married to Hughes by her husband, the writer reveals her own anguish over mental illness. A fabulous read, Gillian.
 
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   Review of The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
I love her, Tunick said. Second, I can relate to a lot of what she went through being mentally ill myself. Such a wonderful talent that we lost way too soon, like so many others, McCartney said. In her book, "Open Secrets," she writes of her life, her feelings, and all she went through. I have wanted this book for a long time, and it did not disappoint. In her testimony, Kate Winslet said she wants everything she has ever written. I do wish her husband had not destroyed the journals she had written up to the time of her death. If you love Sylvia Plath, this is a must read.
 
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   Audible version a jarring disappointment
I have the book but I listened to the audio version through my library. This is the first time I've heard a dissapointing voice. Narrator's off-handed delivery of "I'm Not That Into You" leaves impression she does not appreciate or respect the material. A voice that sounds grating, superficial. Also, the narrator mispronounces names. Please don't abandon the project, even if it means losing a good portion of the book sales. Elizabeth Williams, her admirers and students deserve a serious and sensitive narration of Plath's life and work, Williams said.
 
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   Cleared the Misunderstandings of a Genius
I first encountered the poetry of SP in the early 1970s. I fell in love with her unusual use of word sounds and for many years believed the subversion of feminists against TH was inevitable. Though I've had a love of her poetry for decades, I've also learned from these journals that she was a troubled woman. Even if she had been killed, the judge said, "it doesn't matter what the circumstances were that troubled her." One can still marvel at the artist's work while acknowledging the psychological troubles within the artist. It's said there is a fine veil between genius and madness, but reading the journals leads me to believe they are, many times and many ways, the same thing.
 
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   An introspective look
A nice companion to the "Home" book by Sylvia Plath, edited by her mother. It doesn't include the final year of her life, but does include her observations and gives a glimpse into the mind of the witty writer.
 
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   Enjoying the journey through Plath's thoughts
Lately, she has fallen in love with reading published journals. This raw stream of consciousness is what makes her writing so attractive, it's hard to put it down.
 
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   Great read if you are a fan of her work
The book gives further insight into the artist's introspective and creative process, Raymond said. This is a great read if you are a fan of Rowling. 0 1462228 This is a great read if you are a fan of Rowling. They're pushing it a bit too hard at times, but are worth it for certain.
 
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