Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath Stephanie


Author: Hemphill, Stephanie
ISBN: 9780440239680 Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Your Own, Sylvia draws on PlathÕs writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling HemphillÕs interpretation of PlathÕs life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each conveys an experience in PlathÕs life told via the voice and perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers, etc.Ñas interpreted by Hemphill. Each poem is accompanied by an addendum that further explains the factual circumstances of that poemÕs subject. The book also includes an AuthorÕs Note, some photos, a section describing the source material for each poem, and suggestions for further reading.

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