Red Comet

by Heather Clark

19.95

Red Comet | 9781529113143 | Heather Clark

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ISBN:9781529113143

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:03/02/2022 by Vintage Publishing

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The first biography of this great and tragic poet that takes advantage of a wealth of new material, this is an unusually balanced, comprehensive and definitive life of Sylvia Plath.

‘Surely the final, the definitive, biography of Sylvia Plath’ Ali Smith

*WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED PRIZE 2021*
*A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES*
*FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY 2021*

Drawing on a wealth of new material, Heather Clark brings to life the great and tragic poet, Sylvia Plath. Refusing to read Plath’s work as if her every act was a harbinger of her fate, Clark evokes a culture in transition in the mid-twentieth century as she thoroughly explores Sylvia’s world. We see Plath’s early relationships and determination not to become a conventional woman and wife; we witness her Cambridge years and thunderclap meeting with Ted Hughes; and, through clear-eyed portraits of the demonised players in the arena of her suicide, we gain a deeper understanding of her final days.

Featuring illuminating readings of Plath’s poems, Red Comet brings us closer than ever to the spirited woman and visionary artist who blazed a trail that still lights the way for women the world over.

‘A first-class biography . . . Each chapter reads with the ease of a novel . . . I couldn’t put it down’ The Times

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