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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Sylvia Plath
  • ISBN:
    0060955295
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060955298
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    Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reissue edition (March 1, 2000)
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    336 pages
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Sylvia Plath, from "Notebooks, February 1956"Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia . This collection of short stories is a slap to everyone who considers Sylvia Plath just a great poet

Sylvia Plath, from "Notebooks, February 1956"Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imaginaton. This collection of short stories is a slap to everyone who considers Sylvia Plath just a great poet. Here she proves that she is capable and extremely talented at writing something other than poems.

Sylvia Plath wrote a considerable amount of prose. About seventy stories, mostly unpublished, are extant. Part I. The more successful short stories and prose pieces. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Sylvia Plath wrote a considerable amount of prose. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams. Every day from nine to five I sit at my desk facing the door of the office and type up other people’s dreams. That wouldn’t be practical enough for my bosses.

Short Stories & Anthologies. Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imagination. Featuring an introduction by Plath’s husband, the late British poet Ted Hughes, these writings also reflect themes and images she would fully realize in her poetry.

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams is a collection of short stories by Sylvia Plath. It was posthumously published in 1977 as a collection of thirteen short stories, including the title story.

Plath, Sylvia; Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. daughters of Blossom Street (story, 1959) - Sweetie Pie and the gutter men (story, May 1959) - The shadow (story, January 1959) - Johnny Panic and the bible of dreams (story, December 1958) - Above the oxbow (story, 1958) - Stone boy with dolphin (story, 1957/58) - All the dead dears (story, 1957/58)

Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imagination

Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. Featuring an introduction by Plath's husband, the late British poet Ted Hughes, these writings also reflect themes and images she would fully realize in her poetry. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams truly showcases the talent and genius of Sylvia Plath. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Johnny Panic & the Bible of Dreams Johnny Panic is a short story written by Plath in 1958, five years before the Bell Ja.

Johnny Panic & the Bible of Dreams Johnny Panic is a short story written by Plath in 1958, five years before the Bell Jar. An unnamed (A) young woman works as a Psychoanalyst's secretary. This book contains short stories, journalist essays, and "diary entries" (actually more like writing exercises than "dear diary" jottings) that Plath worked on toward her goal of being a successful short story writer and freelance journalist. In total, the book contains 20 short stories, five journalistic essays, and a few journal fragments.

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams : Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts, Paperback by Plath, Sylvia, ISBN 0061549479, ISBN-13 9780061549472, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Nineteen of Plath's surviving stories, the earliest dating from 1952, are joined by five of her best pieces of journalism and selected excerpts from her diaries. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 4 brand new listings. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts by Sylvia Plath (Paperback, softback, 2008). Brand new: lowest price.

Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose.

From her mid-teens Sylvia Plath wrote stories, at first easily and successfully, but then with increasing difficulty as the demands of. .

From her mid-teens Sylvia Plath wrote stories, at first easily and successfully, but then with increasing difficulty as the demands of her real vision complicated her growing ambition to make a career as a conventional storywriter.

"What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.... If I sit still and don't do anything, the world goes on beating like a slack drum, without meaning. We must be moving, working, making dreams to run toward; the poverty of life without dreams is too horrible to imagine."-- Sylvia Plath, from Notebooks, February 1956

Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imaginaton. Featuring an introduction by Plath's husband, the late British poet Ted Hughes, these writings also reflect themes and images she would fully realize in her poetry. Jonny Panic and the Bible of Dreams truly showcases the talent and genius of Sylvia Plath.


Helo
Sylvia is definitely a poet. Her short stories are laborious but her nuggets of complete precision are worth it. It is interesting to see her trying to find her language. I will appreciate her poetry even more now. Her titles read like lyrics of David Bowie songs.
Bele
Love me some Plath poetry.
Miromice
Johnny Panic is one of a collection of prose offerings, and smatterings of poetic pieces in this collection. As it is Sylvia, it is not all puppies and kitties playing in meadows. However, it is not as cohesive a collection as "Birthday Letters" or even "Unabridged Journals". This collection is not quite a collection in the true sense, but more of a small insight into complication and word play.
As a collector of Sylvia's literary works, it is a part of my collection, but I do not find myself reaching for it as often as say "Ariel" or "Collected Poems". It is best read, in my honest opinion, once every so often to keep it fresh otherwise it becomes stale and trite, whereas I find pieces such as "The Bell Jar" to be more timeless and classically haunting.
Musical Aura Island
Be sure to read the intro by husband, Ted Hughes.
Zorve
it was a gift. My daughter loved it!!
JoJosho
i love the bell jar, but i've never been as entertained by her other works. i guess im just not a devotee
Thundershaper
Lol, am I supposed to critique the physical book or the writing. Plath is fine as always. Book is well bound, attractive color.
I enjoyed this book very much as a fan of Sylvia Plath but wonder whether a regular reader (not a fan) would enjoy it as much.

It has been suggested that the stories are autobiographical which I agree with and it was fascinating because as I read I could hear Plath voicing her opinions through the characters and she really spat her attitude all over the book.

The book is divided into three parts:

The more successful short stories and prose pieces

Other stories

Excerpts from notebooks.

If anyone wants to pick up this book and read a fascinating story (fan or not) then I suggest:

The Wishing Box, which explores the birth of marriage and the death to creativity

Mothers, which explores alienation and a greatly desperate attempt to fit in

And Ocean 1212-W, which is purely autobiographical and explores the loss of childhood innocence.

My favourite story was Snow Blitz. I think this is autobiographical too as it deals with a single Mother (American) living in a small flat in London with two children trying to deal with a bitter cold English winter.

I found this story rather amusing because I'm from the South East of England and snow is rather exciting and magical to us but when it starts to melt and freeze over we, in typical Brit style, start to complain.

If you only read this book for one thing then read the Introduction written by Ted Hughes. He supplies the reader with a great deal of information about the writing of these short stories as well as a lot of information about Plath herself; I certainly learnt a thing or two.