Sylvia Plath Reads
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- Sales Rank:2,399,535
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Media:Audio Cassette
- Number Of Items:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
- Dimensions (in):4.3 x 0.8 x 6.9
- Publication Date:March 22, 2000
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" . . . a young woman who . . . rose from the dead to become, in ten driven years, the best - the most exciting and influential, the most ruthlessly original poet of her generation." -- John Updike
Of the many American poets who reached her zenith in the last few decades, perhaps none looms so large as the legendary Sylvia Plath. Consummately crafted, Plath's poetry is stormy but luminous, sharp but poignant. This unique, compelling and intriguing recording has been heralded as "a significant tribute to and record of the lyric art that Sylvia Plath left to the literary heritage of America." (Booklist)
The Ghost's Leavetaking November Graveyard On the Plethora of Dryads The Moon Was a Fat Woman Once Nocturne Child's Park Stones The Earthenware Head On the Difficulty of Conjuring up a Dryad Green Rock--Winthrop Bay On the Decline of Oracles The Goring Ouija The Beggars of Benidorm Market Sculptor The Disquieting Muses Spinster Parliament Hill Fields The Stones Candles Mushrooms Berck-plage The Surgeon at 2 A.M.
The charged imagery of Sylvia Plath's carefully crafted poetry strikes even deeper when heard from the voice of the author. Remastered using contemporary digital technology, these historic recordings were made between 1958 and 1962, when Plath was at the height of her tragically shortened career. They capture the striking clarity of her writing and the studied pronunciations of her voice, while illuminating her subtle, yet profoundly moving vocal inflections. Plath carries the listener into a dreamscape that mixes memories of beautiful lightness with the secret pain of dark and disturbing insight. (Running time: 50 minutes, 1 cassette) --George Laney
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