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RED COMET The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

by | Read by Laura Jennings

Biography & Memoir • 45.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Laura Jennings's narration is just as focused and steady as this lengthy biography of poet Sylvia Plath. The meticulous details of Plath's schooling, relationships with her parents, unique courtships, and female friendships, as well as the inner workings of her mind, unfold in yearly segments. There are moments when Jennings conveys passion, most often when it relates to Plath's literary heroes. Her voice takes on a matter-of-fact tone when discussing Plath's literary works and the traumas that led to her suicide. Jennings captures the spirit of this brilliant trailblazer who dealt with the conflicting pressures of prefeminist social norms and her quest to reach the highest level of excellence in her artistry. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593292112 $40.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593292129 $95.00

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