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Author Becker, Jillian, 1932-

Title Giving up : the last days of Sylvia Plath / Jillian Becker
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003


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 MELB  810.54 P7164 Z/Beg  AVAILABLE
Description 73 pages ; 19 cm
Summary "Giving Up is Jillian Becker's intimate account of her brief but extraordinary time with Sylvia Plath during the winter of 1963, the last months of the poet's life. Abandoned by Ted Hughes, Sylvia found companionship in the home of Becker and her husband, who helped care for the estranged couple's two small children while Sylvia tried to rest. In clear-eyed recollections unclouded by the intervening decades, Becker describes the events of Sylvia's final days and suicide: her physical and emotional state, her grief over Hughes's infidelity, her mysterious meeting with an unknown companion the night before her suicide and the harsh aftermath of her funeral. Alongside this tragic conclusion is a beautifully rendered portrait of a friendhsip between two very different women."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Plath, Sylvia -- Last years.
Becker, Jillian, 1932- -- Friends and associates.
Plath, Sylvia -- Friends and associates.
Plath, Sylvia -- Death and burial.
Americans -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Suicide victims -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2003046686
ISBN 0312315988 alkaline paper