The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath: The Complete Edition

Paperback | October 17, 2000

bySylvia PlathEditorKaren V. Kukil

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First U.S. Publication

A major literary event--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. Sixty percent of the book is material that has never before been made public, more fully revealing the intensity of the poet's personal and literary struggles, and providing fresh insight into both her frequent desperation and the bravery with which she faced down her demons. The complete Journals of Sylvia Plath is essential reading for all who have been moved and fascinated by Plath's life and work.

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She was one of the most acclaimed poets of all time. Now you can read about her most intimate thoughts in The Journals of Sylvia Plath: The Complete Edition. When these journals became available in 1982, Plath’s husband, Ted Hughes, was responsible for editing them. With this edition, readers will enjoy Plath’s writings in...

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First U.S. PublicationA major literary event--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...

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First U.S. Publication A major literary event--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 t...

Karen V. Kukil is assistant curator of rare books at Smith College, with particular responsibility for supervising scholarly use of the Sylvia Plath Collection.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 8 × 5.17 × 1.54 inPublished:October 17, 2000Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385720254

ISBN - 13:9780385720250

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From Our Editors

She was one of the most acclaimed poets of all time. Now you can read about her most intimate thoughts in The Journals of Sylvia Plath: The Complete Edition. When these journals became available in 1982, Plath’s husband, Ted Hughes, was responsible for editing them. With this edition, readers will enjoy Plath’s writings in their entirety. These journals cover the last 12 years of Plath’s life and reveal her personal and literary struggles. This book is essential reading for Plath’s many fans.

Editorial Reviews

From reviews of the British edition:

"A literary event...The book has a raw immediacy that will only add to Plath's iconic reputation." -Harpers & Queens

"The journals are cause for celebration...Given the intensity and rawness of their writing, at moments it feels like walking straight into someone else's dream."-Jacqueline Rose