The Haunting of Sylvia Plath Since her death in at the age of thirty Sylvia Plath has become a strange icon an object of intense speculation fantasy repulsion and desire Jacqueline Rose stands back from the debates and l

  • Title: The Haunting of Sylvia Plath
  • Author: Jacqueline Rose
  • ISBN: 9780674382268
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since her death in 1963 at the age of thirty, Sylvia Plath has become a strange icon an object of intense speculation, fantasy, repulsion, and desire Jacqueline Rose stands back from the debates and looks instead at the swirl of controversy, recognizing it as a phenomenon in itself one with much to tell us about how a culture selects and judges writers how we hear womSince her death in 1963 at the age of thirty, Sylvia Plath has become a strange icon an object of intense speculation, fantasy, repulsion, and desire Jacqueline Rose stands back from the debates and looks instead at the swirl of controversy, recognizing it as a phenomenon in itself one with much to tell us about how a culture selects and judges writers how we hear women s voices and how we receive messages from, to, and about our unconscious selves.

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      Jacqueline Rose, FBA born 1949, London is a British academic who is currently Professor of Humanities at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.Rose was born into a non practicing Jewish family Her elder sister was the philosopher Gillian Rose Jacqueline Rose is known for her work on the relationship between psychoanalysis, feminism and literature She is a graduate of St Hilda s College, Oxford and gained her higher degree ma trise from the Sorbonne, Paris and her doctorate from the University of London.Her book Albertine, a novel from 2001, is a feminist variation on Marcel Proust s la recherche du temps perdu.She is best known for her critical study on the life and work of American poet Sylvia Plath, The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, published in 1991 In the book, Rose offers a postmodernist feminist interpretation of Plath s work, and criticises Plath s husband Ted Hughes and other editors of Plath s writing Rose describes the hostility she experienced from Hughes and his sister who acts as literary executor to Plath s estate including threats received from Hughes about some of Rose s analysis of Plath s poem The Rabbit Catcher The Haunting of Sylvia Plath was critically acclaimed, and itself subject to a famous critique by Janet Malcolm in her book The Silent Woman Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.Rose is a regular broadcaster on and contributor to the London Review of Books.Rose s States of Fantasy was the inspiration for composer Mohammed Fairouz s Double Concerto of the same title from



    2 thoughts on “The Haunting of Sylvia Plath

    1. This is almost certainly the best book I've ever read on Plath; also possibly the most difficult one. It's difficult to classify, as Rose integrates lit-crit with a great deal of metacriticism on the iconography (the "fantasia," as T Hughes calls it, and a phrase Rose lifts from him for this text) enveloping Plath. It's not a biography, as Rose has no particular interest in the 'facts' of the life, though one might say it's still powerfully invested in the idea of narrating Plath's life. Rose se [...]

    2. Three stars for the inflated language of this book; four stars for the very few ideas that Rose was able to get through my apparently pea-sized brain. I normally hate it when people give something a low rating just because they couldn't understand it, but I continue to wonder why it is necessary to string together the longest nouns and adjectives you know in order to get your point across. Before you tell me "welcome to academic writing," I'm aware, having read a decent amount. Not all of it fee [...]

    3. The muscularity with which Rose debunks the wealth of biographical writing- tripe - that clutters criticism of Plath's work is exceptionally helpful for any reader interested in acquiring insight into the historical trajectory of feminist and psychoanalytical approaches to the poet. A must-read for any Plath scholar.

    4. The Haunting of Sylvia Plath is one of the best works of literary criticism I've read. Rose creates a narrative of her own journey through the works about Plath, while illuminating the shortcomings of how Plath has been received critically and biographically.

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