By Susan R. Van Dyne
'Provides a compelling argument for Plath's revision of the painful components of her life--the failed marriage, her anxiousness for achievement, and her ambivalence in the direction of her mom. . . . The reader will think the strain within the poetry and the life.'Choice '[Examines] Plath's dual pursuits of turning into a recognized poet and an ideal mom. . . . This book's details are basically and forcefully argued: that either poems and infants require 'struggle, ache, never-ending hard work, and . . . fears of big offspring' and that, in any case, Plath ran out of the assets essential to produce either. usually maligned as a self-indulgent confessional poet, Plath is right here retrieved as a passionate theorist.'--Library Journal Susan Van Dyne's interpreting of twenty-five of Sylvia Plath's Ariel poems considers 3 contexts: Plath's magazine entries from 1957 to 1959 (especially as they display her conflicts over what it intended to be a middle-class spouse and mom and an aspiring author in Nineteen Fifties America); the interpretive suggestions of feminist idea; and Plath's a number of revisions of the poems.
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