(False) portrait of the artist as a woman: Editorial strategy in the diaries of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath

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Title:
(False) portrait of the artist as a woman: Editorial strategy in the diaries of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath
Author:
Pioter, Jill
Issue Date:
2002
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis contends that, in the process of publication of the diaries of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, their husbands, Leonard Woolf and Ted Hughes, employed editorial strategies that created false portraits of the authors. Each of these men tantalized readers with the possibility of reading the 'truth' of these women's lives, but they edited their texts in ways that would minimize readers' understanding of Plath and Woolf while maximizing the benefits they would collect as heirs of the authors' literary estates. These examples are typical of a larger pattern in which women's private writings are edited by family and/or friends of the author in an effort to gain control of the author's public personae.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biography.; Women's Studies.; Literature, American.; Literature, English.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Women's Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Temple, Judy Nolte

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.title(False) portrait of the artist as a woman: Editorial strategy in the diaries of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plathen_US
dc.creatorPioter, Jillen_US
dc.contributor.authorPioter, Jillen_US
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis contends that, in the process of publication of the diaries of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, their husbands, Leonard Woolf and Ted Hughes, employed editorial strategies that created false portraits of the authors. Each of these men tantalized readers with the possibility of reading the 'truth' of these women's lives, but they edited their texts in ways that would minimize readers' understanding of Plath and Woolf while maximizing the benefits they would collect as heirs of the authors' literary estates. These examples are typical of a larger pattern in which women's private writings are edited by family and/or friends of the author in an effort to gain control of the author's public personae.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiography.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectLiterature, American.en_US
dc.subjectLiterature, English.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTemple, Judy Nolteen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1409491en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b42819751en_US
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