Between the Sheets
The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-century Women WritersBook - 2010
Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? Why did Simone DeBeauvoir pimp for Jean-Paul Sartre? The list of the damages done in each of these sexual relationships between female writers and their male literary partners is long, but each relationship provokes the same question: would these women have become the writers they became without the experience of their own particular literary relationships? Focusing on the diaries, letters, and journals of each woman, this work explores nine famous literary liaisons of the twentieth century.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Call Number: 809.8928 M1487b
Characteristics: 365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm