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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962

Plath, Sylvia

(eBook - 2000)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962
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Presents the complete journals of twentieth-century American author Sylvia Plath, from 1950 to 1962, transcribed from her original manuscripts.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2000
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 030783039X
9780307830395
0307429504
9780307429506
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Kukil, Karen V.
OverDrive, Inc

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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 diar... Read More »


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Jun 20, 2012
  • cmwallsm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Without a doubt, Plath is one of the best American writers of the 20th century. I haven't had the chance to read this cover to cover but I hope to do so in the future. Memorable.

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Apr 01, 2012
  • penpencil22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

With me, the present is forever, and forever is always shifting, flowing, melting. This second is life. And when it is gone, it is dead. But you can't start over with each new second. You have to judge by what is dead. It's like quicksand... hopeless from the start. A story, a picture, can renew sensation a little, but not enough, not enough. Nothing is real except the present, and already, I feel the weight of centuries smothering me. Some girl a hundred years ago once lived as I do. And she is dead. I am the present, but I know I, too, will pass. The high moment, the burning flash, come and are gone, continuous quicksand. And I don't want to die.

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