Pain, Parties, Work

Pain, Parties, Work

Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

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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.

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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.



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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.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xiv, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780062085498
0062085492
Branch Call Number: 811.09 Pla

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ChristchurchLib Jul 16, 2013

"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." July 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=656325

hgeng63 Jul 14, 2013

Written in a somewhat juvenile style--after I read for the 3rd time that "Sylvia adored...." I was annoyed. Some facts are unsupported by footnotes or even notes. Still, there are fine concrete details about a poet-heroine whom I suspected I wouldn't have liked in real life.

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