A compelling and provocative examination of the biographies of Sylvia Plath, and the nature of the biography genre itself.
'The Silent Woman' is a brilliant, elegantly reasoned meditation on the nature of biography. Janet Malcolm (author of Reading Chekhov, The Journalist and the Murderer, In the Freud Archives) examines the biographies of Sylvia Plath, with particular focus on Anne Stevenson's controversial Bitter Fruit, to discover how Plath became the enigma of literary history, and how the legend continues to exert such a hold on our imaginations.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 10 / 2005
- 129 x 198mm