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Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Sylvia Plath

A collection of early prose stories, journalism and journal pieces exploring the themes of mental illness, creativity and gender, from one of the twentieth century’s most important writers.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571374779
Date Published
21.10.2021
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Summary

Every day from nine to five I sit at my desk facing the door of the office and type up other people’s dreams…

An office assistant in a hospital pursues a secret vocation. A girl endures a series of initiation ceremonies to join her high school sorority. A married woman seeks relief from the dull realities of daily life. From her mid-teens Sylvia Plath wrote stories, twenty-four of which are collected here, along with works of journalism and extracts from her journal.

‘All the pieces presented here are revealing . . . It ought to round out one’s knowledge of the writer, and, perhaps, offer some surprises. Luckily it does both.’ Margaret Atwood, New York Times

‘A beautiful, delicate, commanding poet.’ Lena Dunham

She embodied a seismic shift in consciousness which enabled us to feel and think as we do today, and of which she was a supremely vulnerable and willing casualty. She changed our world.’ Margaret Drabble, Guardian

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Sylvia Plath (1932–63) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from…

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