Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth WinderPain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 by Elizabeth Winder

Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

byElizabeth Winder

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder is a compelling look at a young Sylvia Plath and the life-changing month that would lay the groundwork for her seminal novel, The Bell Jar.

In May of 1953, a twenty-one-year-old Plath arrived in New York City, the guest editor of Mademoiselle’s annual College Issue. She lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended the ballet, went to a Yankee game, and danced at the West Side Tennis Club. She was supposed to be having the time of her life. But what would follow was, in Plath’s words, twenty-six days of pain, parties, and work, that ultimately changed the course of her life.

Thoughtful and illuminating, featuring line drawings and black-and-white photographs, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 offers well-researched insights as it introduces us to Sylvia Plath—before she became one of the greatest and most influential poets of the twentieth century.

Elizabeth Winder is the author of a poetry collection. Her work has appeared in theChicago Review,Antioch Review,American Letters, and other publications. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and earned an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University.
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Title:Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062085557

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