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An Excellent Biography of Sylvia Plath


The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

By Heather Clark

I’ve read several biographies on Sylvia Plath, each one skews the poet in their own particular point of view. Heather Clark’s excellent biography—an absolute page-turner—opens up Plath’s life in scrupulous detail from her childhood to her final days. Since her suicide, Plath has been revered as an icon, now there is a biography that allows readers to understand Plath in depth as a woman and a writer.

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