Lesson 1 (from Part One: Chapter I)
Part One: Chapter I
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes is an examination of the process, art and philosophy of writing biographical works. In the book, American writer and journalist Janet Malcolm analyzes and investigates the many biographies of Sylvia Plath in her search to find the definitive version of the life and death of the poet. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss its author, Janet Malcolm.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the book and author. The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes is more than a biographical work of the poet's life and death. This book looks deeper into the void of human existence by examining the art of biographers and the ultimate truth of a person. Janet Malcolm is an American writer and journalist whose previous well known works include Psychoanalysis: The...
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