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Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

Stephanie Hemphill

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ISBN 10: 0440239680 / ISBN 13: 9780440239680
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pub Date: 12/23/2008 Binding: Paperback Pages: 144 Reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 4657377

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Title: Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia...

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

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Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each conveys an experience in Plath’s life told via the voice and perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers, etc.—as interpreted by Hemphill. Each poem is accompanied by an addendum that further explains the factual circumstances of that poem’s subject. The book also includes an Author’s Note, some photos, a section describing the source material for each poem, and suggestions for further reading.

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Stephanie Hemphill took her cue from Plath in composing Your Own, Sylvia, writing a poem every day, journaling, and writing frequent letters to her mother (a common practice of Plath’s). She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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