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Rough magic

a biography of Sylvia Plath

by Alexander, Paul

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Published by Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plath, Sylvia,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-381) and index.

    StatementPaul Alexander.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.L27 Z5637 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination402 p. :
    Number of Pages402
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1566233M
    ISBN 100670818127
    LC Control Number91050155


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"In her stylish, thrilling memoir, Rough Magic, Prior-Palmer charts the grueling physical and mental race and shows how she embraced her ambition to become the first female winner." ―Elizabeth Sile, Real Simple "Rough Magic succeeds on its realness and Prior-Palmer’s unsparing analysis of herself and the scene Even in the down moments, when one of her ponies is temporarily injured and she’s /5(93).

This Rough Magic is a romantic suspense novel by Mary Stewart, first published in The title is a quote from William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Like several other novels by Stewart, it is set in Greece and has an element of suspense.

A tale of adventure, fortitude and poetry, Rough Magic is the extraordinary story of one young woman’s encounter with oblivion, and herself. My Review of Rough Magic. In a moment of rashness, Lara Prior-Palmer enters the Mongol Derby.

Transplanting characters from The Tempest to present-day New York, ROUGH MAGIC is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the evil sorcerer Prospero is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magiceven if it means Manhattan's destruction/5.

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© Lara Prior-Palmer (P) HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books. Rough Magic, set to be released in May, is Lara Prior-Palmer’s debut book and her memoir of becoming the youngest-ever person and first woman to win the Mongol Derby. The Mongol Derby is a 1, Author: Kelsey Riley. "This Rough Magic" is an excellent sequel to "Shadow of the Lion;" it is a seamless collaboration between three fine authors, Dave Freer, Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey, and uses their best points of great characterization and fast-moving plotlines to good best thing about "This Rough Magic" is that there's no lost time; instead, it picks up where "Shadow" left off.5/5(5).

“Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race” is her gripping, self-searching, triumphant debut memoir about her successful effort to become the youngest rider and the first woman. Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer has an overall rating of Rave based on 9 book reviews.4/4(9).

This Rough Magic By Mary Stewart - FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Read This Rough Magic eBook onlie. The book is wrote by Mary Stewart. ROUGH MAGIC: A Biography of Sylvia Plath User Review - Kirkus.

Second biography of Sylvia Plath this season, this one by the editor of Ariel Ascending (), a collection of essays on Plath's life and work. Alexander's is a full-bodied biography, long on facts Read full review/5(2). Rough Magic, Rough Sex Published by User, 15 years ago Paul Alexander wrote an ambitious book about the actor James Dean in which Dean is shown to have gotten ahead on his back, and liked doing so, while indulging in a passion for rough sex with just about anyone who took his by: Transplanting characters from The Tempest to present-day New York, ROUGH MAGIC is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the evil sorcerer Prospero is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magic -- even if it means Manhattan's destruction.

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In 'Rough Magic,' A Young Woman Competes In The Mongol Derby The real drama in Lara Prior-Palmer's memoir is the interplay of power and powerlessness; she. She studied conceptual history and Persian at Stanford University. Inshe competed in the 1,kilometer Mongol Derby in Mongolia, sometimes described as the world's toughest and longest horse race, and became the first woman to win the race, and the youngest person ever to finish.

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But this rough magic. I here abjure, and when I have required. Some heavenly music, which even now I do, letting them out with my powerful magic. But I surrender all this magic now, when I’ve summoned some heavenly music to cast a spell, as I’m doing now, I’ll break my staff and bury it far underground, and throw my book of magic.

These lines follow Prospero’s long list of his accomplishments in the magic arts. In calling magic “rough,” Prospero admits that his magic has been at once crude and violent. His use of the word “rough” also recalls the fact that his obsession with magic contributed. Riding a horse has often been used as a metaphor for power and dominance, but two new books flip the script.

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