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    • The Poetry of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath

    • By: Diane Wood Middlebrook (Professor of English, Stanford University), Herbert Lindenberger (Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Both Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath rose above severe mental disorders to create bold new directions...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bad sound recording

    • By Laura on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Her Husband

    • Hughes and Plath, A Marriage
    • By: Diane Middlebrook
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Ted Hughes married Sylvia Plath in 1956, at the outset of their brilliant careers. Plath's suicide six-and-a-half years later, for which many held Hughes accountable, changed his life, his closest relationships, his standing in the literary world, and brought new significance to his poetry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • engaging

    • By Bernadette on 12-02-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

    • By: Robert Polhemus (Professor of English, Stanford University), Diane Wood Middlebrook (Professor of English
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In the process of creating some of the most famous children in literature, Charles Dickens revolutionized the storytelling technique by making children the focus of many of his novels. Until Dickens, most novelists featured adult characters who served as role models to the reader. Professor Polhemus shows how Dickens broke tradition by using children as a way of candidly reflecting the dynamics of society. In his discussion, Professor Polhemus, an expert on the 19th-century British novel, explains his theories by assuming the voices and interpreting the thoughts of Dickens characters such as Oliver Twist, Little Nell, and David Copperfield.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating lecture, but audio quality so-so

    • By Kathleen on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $7.95