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Sylvia Plath and the mythology of women readers

Author: Janet Badia
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Depicted in popular films, television series, novels, poems, and countless media reports, Sylvia Plath's women readers have become nearly as legendary as Plath herself, in large part because the depictions are seldom kind. If one is to believe the narrative told by literary and popular culture, Plath's primary audience is a body of young, misguided women who uncritically even pathologically consume Plath's writing  Read more...
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Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Badia
ISBN: 9781558498952 1558498958 9781558498969 1558498966
OCLC Number: 696916096
Description: xiii, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. "There Is No Such Thing as a Death Girl" : Literary Bullying and the Plath Reader --
"Dissatisfied, Family-Hating Shrews" : Women Readers and the Politics of Plath's Literary Reception --
"Oh, You Are Dark" : The Plath Reader in Popular Culture --
"We Did Not Wish to Give the Impression" : Plath Fandom and the Question of Representation --
"A Fiercely Fought Defense" : Ted Hughes and the Plath Reader --
Conclusion. "I Don't Mean Any Harm" : Frieda Hughes, Plath Readers, and the Question of Resistance.
Responsibility: Janet Badia.

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An insightful argument about Sylvia Plath, feminism, and the marginalization of women readers  Read more...
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