The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath And Ted Hughes

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THE SILENT WOMAN: SYLVIA PLATH AND TED HUGHES
by Janet Malcolm
published by Granta Books

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Is it ever possible to know 'the truth' about Sylvia Plath and her marriage to Ted Hughes, which ended with her suicide?

In The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm (author of Reading Chekhov, The Journalist and the Murderer and In the Freud Archives) examines the biographies of Sylvia Plath, with particular focus on Anne Stevenson's Bitter Fame, to discover how Plath became an enigma in literary history.

The Silent Woman is a brilliant, elegantly reasoned inquiry into the nature of biography, dispelling our innocence as readers, as well as shedding a light onto why Plath's legend continues to exert such a hold on our imaginations.

- paperback: 224 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9781846276477