The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (out of print)
The Silent Woman is a brilliant, elegantly reasoned meditation on the nature of biography. Janet Malcolm (author of Reading Chekhov, The Journalist and the Murderer, In the Freud Archives) examines the biographies of Sylvia Plath, with particular focus on Anne Stevenson's controversial Bitter Fruit, to discover how Plath became the enigma of literary history, and how the legend continues to exert such a hold on our imaginations.
Janet Malcolm lives in New York City. Reading Chekhov, The Journalist and the Murderer, In the Freud Archives and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession are all published by Granta Books.