Bitter Fame

by Anne Stevenson | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140103732 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 3/15/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 15, 2018
This is one of two books I picked up at Dean's Garden Centre near York this morning from the shelves selling used paperbacks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, their 2018 charity and one well worth supporting.
I chose it because I aim to read at least two nonfictions a month so always keep my eye out for likely candidates and this looks like a possibility, although I appreciate that it might not be a laugh a minute . . . .

From Google Overview: "A biography of the American poet Sylvia Plath which presents a different view of her life and death by shifting any blame away from Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and suggesting the problems lay in her personality difficulties."

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 9, 2018
I consider that I've finished this, although I gave up at the end of the text and didn't continue with the Appendices, Souces and Notes, Acknowledgement and Index, stopping on p304 rather than p413!
Given the subject matter, I wasn't expecting an easy read and didn't aim to read too many pages at a time.
In many ways it could have proved depressing - but it wasn't! If anything, I found it a reminder that Life's Worth Living . . . . well, mine is anyway - I couldn't comment on hers!
And my lasting impression is that she was totally bananas . . . .

Released 5 yrs ago (8/29/2018 UTC) at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Left on the bookswap shelves in this lovely pub where the York BookCrossers hold their monthly meetings during a day out in my favourite city!

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Journal Entry 4 by TheGreenMan at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 9, 2018
Well, she is probably my favourite poet - and I am increasingly coming to enjoy biographies - so I thought I'd take this one home...!

Journal Entry 5 by TheGreenMan at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 26, 2024
Since I've gone off the prospect of reading this, rather than hang onto it any longer, I am releasing it back into the wonderful world of BookCrossing. I'm planning to release it at this Tuesday evening's BC Meetup - which is being held at The Eagle & Child in York from 7.15pm onwards...

Journal Entry 6 by TheGreenMan at Eagle and Child in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 26, 2024

Released 2 wks ago (5/28/2024 UTC) at Eagle and Child in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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releasing, as promised...

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