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Diane Middlebrook (1939–2007)

Autor(a) de Anne Sexton: A Biography

10+ Works 1,953 Membros 16 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Diane Middlebrook is a former professor at Stanford University.
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Obras de Diane Middlebrook

Anne Sexton: A Biography (1991) 732 cópias, 5 resenhas
Plath: Poems (1994) 384 cópias
Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton (1998) 344 cópias, 5 resenhas
Gin considered as a demon (1983) 6 cópias
Plath 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Selected Poems: Anne Sexton (1988) — Editor — 495 cópias, 5 resenhas

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Conhecimento Comum

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Andy5185 | outras 4 resenhas | Jul 9, 2023 |
The author is extremely offensive in her refusal to consider that her subject may not have been "playing a role" or "deceiving" anyone. It is easy enough to imagine a person dressing up as a different gender in order to obtain access to worlds not easily attainable in their present gender presentation. But to live for all of one's adult life in a single gender presentation without revealing the sex assigned at birth to anyone, including your own wife or child, is a strong case for believing that Billy Tipton was a man and the only "double life" was the childhood period in which he was forced to disguise himself as a girl. We can't know Billy Tipton's gender identity for sure. Such things were simply not spoken of back then. But Diane sure as hell could have respected the identity that Mr. Tipton chose to portray.… (mais)
 
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seamus_j | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 30, 2022 |
Anne Sexton is one of my favorite poets and the Middlebrook biography is a great starting place for getting to know the poet behind the poetry.
 
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tldegray | outras 4 resenhas | Sep 21, 2018 |
While I found this book super interesting, I definitely felt the lack of Billy's perspective in this story. An incomplete read without knowing what he was thinking and feeling and his motivation behind cross dressing. Was it just so he could be a jazz man or did he feel that dressing in a masculine manner truly reflected his gender? Interesting but incomplete.
 
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bookwormteri | outras 4 resenhas | May 30, 2017 |

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Obras
10
Also by
1
Membros
1,953
Popularidade
#13,173
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
16
ISBNs
41
Idiomas
6
Favorito
2

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