The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

By Sylvia Plath, Karen V. Kukil

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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First published U.S. A major literary event - Sylvia Plath's complete, uncensored journals, published for the first time in their entirety. Originally published in 1982 in a heavily abridged version of Sylvia Plath's journals, authorized by Plath's husband, Ted Hugues. This new edition is an... accurate and complete transcription of Plath's diaries kept during the last 12 years of her life. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, revealing more fully the intensity of the personal and literary struggles of the poet, and providing fresh insight into her frequent desperation as well as the bravery with which she confronted her demons. Sylvia Plath's full Journals are essential reading for everyone who has been moved and fascinated by Plath's life and work.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Anchor

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Oct 17, 2000

  • ISBN

    0385720254 , 9780385720250

  • FORMAT

    Paperback

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    732

Quotes from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Character is fate.

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.

let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences

How can you be so many women to so many strange people, oh you strange girl?

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Courageous, honest, painful, yearning, and occasionally even funny, the unexpurgated diaries and journals of poet and novelist Plath show a woman struggling to develop her talent against the social constraints of her day.

(There is, for example, surprisingly little on Plath's sudden marriage to Hughes.) Strong print media attention focusing on new revelations will drive early sales of this important work, and it should become a staple backlist title.

Several years after their return to the States, Plath and Hughes settled in Boston, where Plath resumed analysis with Dr. Ruth Tiffany-Barnhouse, her shrink from her previous breakdown.

This book constitutes a literary event. Over 400 pages of never-before-published personal writings make this first comprehensive volume of Plath's journals and notes from 1950 to 1962 indispensable re

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