The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath by Jo GillThe Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath by Jo Gill

The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath

EditorJo Gill

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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The controversies that surround Sylvia Plath's life and work imply that her poems are more read and studied now than ever before. This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the place in twentieth-century culture of Sylvia Plath's poetry, prose, letters and journals. The newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars represent a spectrum of critical perspectives. They pay particular attention to key debates and to well-known texts such as The Bell Jar, while offering original and thought-provoking readings to new as well as more seasoned Plath readers.
Jo Gill is Lecturer in American Literature at Bath Spa University College.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia PlathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521606853

ISBN - 13:9780521606851

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and textual note; Chronology of Plath's life and work; Part I. Contexts and Issues: 1. The problem of biography Susan R. van Dyne; 2. Plath, history and politics Deborah Nelson; 3. Plath and psychoanalysis: uncertain truths Lynda K. Bundtzen; 4. Plath and contemporary American poetry Linda Wagner-Martin; 5. Plath and contemporary British poetry Alice Entwistle; Part II. Works: 6. The poetry of Sylvia Plath Steven Gould Axelrod; 7. The Colossus and Crossing the Water Jo Gill; 8. Ariel and other poems Christina Britzolakis; 9. The Bell Jar and other prose Janet Badia; 10. Sylvia Plath's letters and journals Tracy Brain; 11. The poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: call and response Diane Middlebrook; Selected reading; Index.