Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath (Hardcover)

A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

By Stephanie Hemphill

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375837999, 261pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2007

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Description

On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and Your Own, Sylvia is a portrait of her life, told in poems.

With photos and an extensive list of facts and sources to round out the reading experience, Your Own, Sylvia is a great curriculum companion to Plath's The Bell Jar and Ariel, a welcoming introduction for newcomers, and an unflinching valentine for the devoted.



About the Author

Stephanie Hemphill lives in Los Angeles, California.


Praise For Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2007:
"[R]eaders come away with a sense ofreally knowing Plath . . . a must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath."

Starred review, Booklist, February 15, 2007:
"[A]n intimate, comprehensive, imaginative view of a life, which also probes the relationships between poetry and creativity, mental fragility, love, marriage, and betrayal."

Starred review, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2007:
"Hemphill's verse, like Plath's, is completely compelling: every word, every line, worth reading."

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