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By Susan R. Van Dyne

ISBN-10: 0807821020

ISBN-13: 9780807821022

ISBN-10: 080784487X

ISBN-13: 9780807844878

'Provides a compelling argument for Plath's revision of the painful elements of her life--the failed marriage, her anxiousness for fulfillment, and her ambivalence in the direction of her mom. . . . The reader will suppose the strain within the poetry and the life.'Choice '[Examines] Plath's dual pursuits of changing into a recognized poet and an ideal mom. . . . This book's details are truly and forcefully argued: that either poems and infants require 'struggle, discomfort, unending exertions, and . . . fears of huge offspring' and that, after all, Plath ran out of the assets essential to produce either. frequently maligned as a self-indulgent confessional poet, Plath is right here retrieved as a passionate theorist.'--Library Journal Susan Van Dyne's examining of twenty-five of Sylvia Plath's Ariel poems considers 3 contexts: Plath's magazine entries from 1957 to 1959 (especially as they show her conflicts over what it intended to be a middle-class spouse and mom and an aspiring author in Fifties America); the interpretive concepts of feminist concept; and Plath's a number of revisions of the poems.

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