Diane Wood Middlebrook





Diane Wood Middlebrook


Born
in Pocatello, Idaho, The United States
April 16, 1939

Died
December 15, 2007

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Middlebrook, who taught at Stanford for 35 years, was perhaps best known for Anne Sexton: A Biography. Its intense scrutiny of the poet's life made it "one of the turning points of late 20th-century biography," according to the newspaper. Middlebrook published several other well-received biographies and works of criticism, and was known for funding various arts organizations and literary salons for women. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington in 1961 and earned her Ph.D. from Yale in 1968. She married Carl Djerassi, inventor of the birth-control pill in 1985.

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More books by Diane Wood Middlebrook…
“If suffering like hers had any use, she reasoned, it was not to the sufferer. The only way that an individual's pain gained meaning was through its communication to others.”
Diane Wood Middlebrook, Anne Sexton: A Biography

“But artists didn't need to achieve "firsts", and Hughes wanted to be an artist.”
Diane Wood Middlebrook, Her Husband: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath - A Marriage

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