20 January 2013

Excerpt from Carl Rollyson's Sylvia Plath Bio American Isis

Are you like me in that you are finding it hard to stay on top of all things Sylvia Plath of late? Well, there is more! The Boston Sunday Globe's Globe Magazine features an excerpt/adaptation of Carl Rollyson's forthcoming biography American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath (St. Martins, 29 January 2013). The article title "The Last Days of Sylvia Plath." suits the need for a dramatic eye-catching way to draw in its readers. And what they find is a quite well-written account of Sylvia Plath's life - though abbreviated to fit the format, mind you - from 9 July 1962 to 11 February 1963. Rollyson has a narrative writing style that is an easy flow of words, that tells a very good story, and completely captures his readers attention.

The article appears on pages 28-31 of the Globe Magazine. A reminder please that I am collecting as many of these articles as I can and compiling for you a bibliography of them on this page of the blog.

Remember, please, that the nature of this kind of serialization is that the content is highly edited from the way it will appear in the printed book. This is the case with the Rollyson excerpt in the Globe, and also with Andrew Wilson's from the Daily Mail, which I posted about last night.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the caveat about the high level of editing/adapting taking place in these publications. Reading these morsels from Rollyson helps me to appreciate even more how strong and courageous Plath was during fall of 62/winter of 63.

Best wishes,

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