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Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

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This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, social criticism, autobiography, teenage fiction and science fiction. She wrote novels before and after The Bell Jar. Discussing all these novels and stories, and based on research ...more
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Edinburgh University Press (first published July 6th 2010)
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Nov 18, 2010 Jamie rated it liked it
Ferretter makes the rather bold claim in his introduction that this will be the "comprehensive study" of Plath's fiction, a thread of criticism he finds sorely lacking. Though I can agree that the study is comprehensive, I'd call it more of a jumping off point than an end result. More a catalogue than a book of criticism, Ferretter's strength lies in his attentive and exhaustive research than in his analysis. He contextualizes Plath's fiction incredibly well, and offers a number of wonderful ...more
Moira Russell
Some goddamn day, I will learn to check these kinds of books out of the library. That day did not materialize any time last year.
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