Revising Life

Revising Life

Revising Life

'Provides a compelling argument for Plath's revision of the painful parts of her life--the failed marriage, her anxiety for success, and her ambivalence towards her mother. . . . The reader will feel the tension in the poetry and the life.'Choice '[Examines] Plath's twin goals of becoming a famous poet and a perfect mother. . . . This book's main points are clearly and forcefully argued: that both poems and babies require 'struggle, pain, endless labor, and . . . fears of monstrous offspring' and that, in the end, Plath ran out of the resources necessary to produce both. Often maligned as a self-indulgent confessional poet, Plath is here retrieved as a passionate theorist.'--Library Journal Susan Van Dyne's reading of twenty-five of Sylvia Plath's Ariel poems considers three contexts: Plath's journal entries from 1957 to 1959 (especially as they reveal her conflicts over what it meant to be a middle-class wife and mother and an aspiring writer in 1950s America); the interpretive strategies of feminist theory; and Plath's multiple revisions of the poems.

Revising Life Through Literature

Revising Life Through Literature

Revising Life Through Literature

Each chapter opens with a philosophical background that identifies conflict arising from a dichotomy between religion and science, followed by a literary discussion of works that respond to the needs of that age."--BOOK JACKET.

The Jurist

The Jurist

The Jurist


Robert Lowell and Life Studies

Robert Lowell and Life Studies

Robert Lowell and Life Studies

Witek uses unpublished drafts of some of the most famous passages in Life Studies to show what happened when noted poet Lowell (1917- 1977) confronted his own identity problems as writing problems. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Life of Franklin Pierce

Life of Franklin Pierce

Life of Franklin Pierce