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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962 By Plath, Sylvia Book - 2000 B-P716u 2000 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation: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.

The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar A Novel By Plath, Sylvia Book - 2013 FICTION PLATH 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 4 copies

Annotation:When Esther Greenwood wins an internship, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, her life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.

The Collected Poems
The Collected Poems By Plath, Sylvia Book - 1981 811.5 P716c Available in some locations

Annotation:Containing everything that celebrated poet Sylvia Plath wrote after 1956, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of her work. Edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Ted Hughes.

Ariel The Restored Edition : A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement By Plath, Sylvia Book - 2004 811.5 P716ar 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of Ariel left behind by Sylvia Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim. This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems as Sylvia Plath left them at the point of her death.

Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath [the Voice of the Poet] By Plath, Sylvia Book Plus CD - 1999 CD- 811.5 P716sv Available in some locations
Sylvia and Ted
Sylvia and Ted A Novel By Tennant, Emma Book - 2001 FICTION TENNANT Available in some locations

Annotation:A fictional re-creation of the turbulent courtship, marriage, and separation of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

The Silent Woman
The Silent Woman Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes By Malcolm, Janet Book - 1994 811.5 P716m Available in some locations

Annotation:Janet Malcolm brings her shrewd intelligence to bear on the legend of Sylvia Plath and the wildly productive industry of Plath biographies.

Ariel's Gift
Ariel's Gift Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and the Story of Birthday Letters By Wagner, Erica Book - 2001 821.9 H894wa 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:This explores the powerful and destructive relationship between these two poets through their lives and their writings.

Lover of Unreason
Lover of Unreason Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath's Rival and Ted Hughes's Doomed Love By Koren, Yehuda Book - 2007 B-We5437k 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The failure of the marriage between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes has always been considered from one of two conflicting viewpoints: hers or his. Missing for more than four decades has been a third perspective on the events that brought their marriage to its ill-fated end, the story of another--the other--woman: Hughes' mistress Assia Wevill. Like Plath before her, Assia shared her life with Hughes for seven years, until she took her own life and that of their daughter at the age of forty-two, in a manner that nearly replicated Plath's suicide six years earlier.

Her Husband
Her Husband Hughes and Plath--a Marriage By Middlebrook, Diane Wood Book - 2003 B-Hu874m 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ted Hughes married Sylvia Plath in 1956, at the outset of their brilliant careers. Plath's suicide six and a half years later, for which many held Hughes accountable, changed his life, his closest relationships, his standing in the literary world, and the style and substance of his verse. In this stunning new biography of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook presents a portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted-and nourished-his entire life by the aftermath of his first marriage.

Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes The Life of A Poet By Feinstein, Elaine Book - 2001 B-Hu874f 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this biography Elaine Feinstein for the first time tells the story of Hughes' life as he experienced it, rather than presenting him as a figure in the perception of others. Many people have held his adultery responsible for Plath's death, since it was her discovery of his affair with the glamorous Assia Wevill that led her to order Hughes out of their Devon home.

Birthday Letters
Birthday Letters By Hughes, Ted Book - 1998 821.9 H894b 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:The poems in Birthday Letters are addressed (with just two exceptions) to Plath, and were written over a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963. Some are love letters, others haunted recollections and ruminations. In them, Hughes recalls his and Plath's time together, drawing on the powerful imagery of his work--animal, vegetable, mythological--as well as on Plath's famous verse.

Wooroloo Poems By Hughes, Frieda Book - 1998 821.9 H892w 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Though a writer of distinguished literary pedigree, she is first and foremost a fully formed poet in her own right.

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Sylvia Plath was a talented and complicated woman. You may begin with her poetry and find yourself immersed in her journals. Or maybe you start with biographies of her marriage and move on to The Bell Jar. You could go round and round with her as a subject for a long time.