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Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz

Crowther Gail

9781982138394

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $45.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781982138394
Published: May 2021

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A vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century-Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton-became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends.

Introduced at a workshop in Boston University led by the acclaimed and famous poet Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton formed a friendship that would soon evolve into a fierce rivalry, colored by jealousy and respect in equal terms.

In the years that followed, these two women would not only become iconic figures in literature, but also lead curiously parallel lives haunted by mental illness, suicide attempts, self-doubt, and difficult personal relationships. With weekly martini meetings at the Ritz to discuss everything from sex to suicide, theirs was a relationship as complex and subversive as their poetry.

Based on in-depth research and unprecedented archival access, Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz is a remarkable and unforgettable look at two legendary poets and how their work has turned them into lasting and beloved cultural figures.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781982138394
Published: May 2021

Number of pages: 304
Width: 152 mm
Height: 229 mm
Depth: 30 mm

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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