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Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Luke Ferretter


This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, social criticism, autobiography, teenage fiction and science fiction. She wrote novels before and after The Bell Jar. Most criticism, however, still focuses on her poetry, neglecting this large and significant body of her work. Many of her short stories have never been discussed before. Discussing all her novels and stories, and based on research in the three major archives of her work, this book is the ... More

Keywords: Sylvia Plath, fiction, The Bell Jar, archives, literary influence, politics, roles of women, America, 1950s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625093
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luke Ferretter, author