Pain, Parties, Work
Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953Book - 2013
A biography marking the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death captures a moment in time--the month she spent in New York City in June 1953 as a guest editor for the annual college issue of "Mademoiselle" magazine.
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 ofMademoiselle’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.
Marking the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death, this brilliant biography captures a moment in time - the month she spent in New York City in June of 1953 as a Guest Editor for Mademoiselle's prestigious annual College issue. 35,000 first printing.