The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (Abridged / Paperback)
"A genuine literary event.... Plath's journals contain marvels of discovery." —The New York Times Book Review
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.
KAREN V. KUKIL is Associate Curator of Rare Books at Smith College, with particular responsibility for superervising scholarly use of the Sylvia Plath Collection.
"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