Carl Rollyson - American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

Colfax Avenue: Carl Rollyson is professor of journalism at Baruch College, The City University of New York and the author of twelve biographies including Emily Dickinson, Lillian Hellman, Rebecca West, Norman Mailer, Thurgood Marshall, Marilyn Monroe, Lisa Paddock, Susan Sontag, and Martha Gellhorn. He reviews biographies regularly for The Wall Street Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Washington Post, The New Criterion, and other papers. Rollyson will discuss and sign his new biography American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath (St. Martin’s), a startling new vision of Plath—the first to draw from the recently-opened Ted Hughes archive at the British Library, which includes forty-one letters between Plath and Hughes as well as a host of unpublished papers. The Sylvia Plath who Carl Rollyson reveals in American Isis is no shrinking violet overshadowed by Ted Hughes, she is a modern day Isis, a powerful force that embraced high and low culture to establish herself in the literary firmament..

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:30pm
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2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
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