Pain, Parties, Work - Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

Author(s): Elizabeth Winder

Biography & Memoir

Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder is a compelling look at a young Sylvia Plath and the life-changing month that would lay the groundwork for her seminal novel, The Bell Jar.

In May of 1953, a twenty-one-year-old Plath arrived in New York City, the guest editor of Mademoiselle's annual College Issue. She lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended the ballet, went to a Yankee game, and danced at the West Side Tennis Club. She was supposed to be having the time of her life. But what would follow was, in Plath's words, twenty-six days of pain, parties, and work, that ultimately changed the course of her life.

Thoughtful and illuminating, featuring line drawings and black-and-white photographs, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 offers well-researched insights as it introduces us to Sylvia Plath--before she became one of the greatest and most influential poets of the twentieth century.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780062085559
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : April 2014
  • : 201mm X 135mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elizabeth Winder
  • : Paperback
  • : Oct-14
  • : English
  • : 811.54
  • : General Adult
  • : bl2014013871
  • : 288
  • : black & white illustrations