Congratulations to Janet Badia, whose book Sylvia Plath and the Mythology of Women Readers was recently published by University of Massachusetts Press.
You can purchase the book from Amazon.com; UMass Press; Amazon.co.uk; and you can like it on Facebook.
The book looks most promising and I expect to review it on this blog before too long. Chapters include:
- 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 Sylvia 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; and
- Conclusion: "I Don’t Mean Any Harm": Frieda Hughes, Plath Readers, and the Question of Resistance.