Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

  • Author: Elizabeth Winder
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Language: English
  • Isbn10: 0062085492
  • Isbn13: 9780062085498
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 3.66
  • Original Title: Pain Parties Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
  • Published: April 16th 2013 by Harper
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Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder is a compelling look at a young Sylvia Plath and the life-changing month that would lay the groundwork for her seminal novel, The Bell Jar.

In May of 1953, a twenty-one-year-old Plath arrived in New York City, the guest editor of Mademoiselle’s annual College Issue. She lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended the ballet, went to a Yankee game, and danced at the West Side Tennis Club. She was supposed to be having the time of her life. But what would follow was, in Plath’s words, twenty-six days of pain, parties, and work, that ultimately changed the course of her life.

Thoughtful and illuminating, featuring line drawings and black-and-white photographs, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 offers well-researched insights as it introduces us to Sylvia Plath—before she became one of the greatest and most influential poets of the twentieth century.