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Letters Home: Correspondence 1950-63 (original 1975; edition 1977)

by Sylvia Plath

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Title:Letters Home: Correspondence 1950-63
Authors:Sylvia Plath
Info:Bantam Books (1977), Paperback, 590 pages
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Plath's unwavering, honest voice is awe-inspiring. This is such a tender book, and such an incredibly intimate look at a mother-daughter relationship, that is probably so normal, and yet so rare. Reading people's correspondence is always fascinating, but when it's this honest and open it really does become a look into a completely different world, a glimpse of another person's mind. At the same time, it is all the more haunting to know how this happy and in many times strong woman met such a terrible fate in the end. ( )
  Mavol | Apr 20, 2009 |
Such a clear and sorrowful account of her life from her own words. ( )
  bigorangecat | Aug 7, 2008 |
My parents ordered this for me from our little local bookshop in about 1987 because they knew I really wanted it. A postcard inside is my favourite rejection letter.
  housewives-at-home | Feb 14, 2007 |
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This book is dedicated to my grandchildren: Frieda and Nicholas, Jennifer, and Susan.
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In answer to the avalanche of inquires that has descended upon me ever since the publication of Sylvia's poems in Ariel and her novel, The Bell Jar, I am release a section of her intimate correspondence with her family from the time she entered Smith College. (Introduction)
Dearest Mummy,

Well, only five minutes till midnight, so I thought I'd spend them writing my first letter to my favorite person.
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