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Euphoria

Euphoria

Current price: $18.00
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Publisher:
Canongate Books
ISBN:
9781838855994
Pages:
304
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Description

A luminous portrayal of a brilliant mind who is at
once at battle with herself and with the
constraints that society has placed on her.

A woman's life, erupting with brilliance and promise, is fissured by betrayal and the pressures of duty. What had once seemed a pastoral family idyll has become a trap, and she struggles between being the wife and mother she is bound to be and yearning for so much more.

The woman in question is Sylvia Plath in the final year of her life. As Plath's marriage to Ted Hughes unravels, Sylvia turns increasingly to writing to express her pain and loss, yet also her resilience and power. She has decided to die, but the art she creates in her final weeks will set her name, and the world, ablaze.

As Plath's marriage to Ted Hughes unravels through
the heady days of their first summer in Devon
together, Sylvia turns increasingly to writing to
express her pain and loss, yet also her resilience
and power. She has decided to die, but the art she
creates in her final weeks will set her name, and
the world, ablaze

About the Author

Elin Cullhed is a Swedish author who made her debut in 2016. Euphoria is her first novel for adults. It won the 2021 August Prize, Sweden's most prestigious literary award, and was a finalist for the Premio Strega Europeo Prize. Jennifer Hayashida is a poet, translator and artist. She is the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN and the Jerome Foundation among others. Her translations from the Swedish include work by Ida B�rjel, Athena Farrokhzad and Karl Larsson.