By Janet Malcolm
From the instant it used to be first released within the New Yorker, this amazing paintings of literary feedback aroused nice realization. Janet Malcolm brings her sensible intelligence to undergo at the legend of Sylvia Plath and the wildly efficient of Plath biographies. includes a new Afterword by means of Malcolm.
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Extra info for The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
T h e admiration was far more than just reciprocated. Popper believed Russell to be the most brilliant philosopher since Immanuel Kant and A History of Western Philosophy the finest overview of the subject ever written. In an address delivered on the Austrian Broadcasting Service in January 1947, he reviewed it in terms that to a non-Viennese would have seemed extravagantly effusive. Russell was described as the only great philosopher of the time, one who had been the most important contributor to logic since Aristotle.
T h e two men had met briefly at a philosophy conference in France in 1935, and then again in 1936 at a meeting of the Aristotelian Society in England. After this, Russell provided Popper with a testimonial when the younger man was desperately searching for a full-time job in order to escape Vienna. T h e vague and formulaic phrasing of the reference suggests that Russell felt barely acquainted with Popper's work: "Dr. " It has the feel of an off-the-shelf note that someone habituated to being used in this way might dash off without thinking.
The two men did not talk again until they found themselves on the same train from London when Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge in 1 9 2 9 . T h e chance meeting led to their resuming a friendship of sorts. Until Wittgenstein appeared, Russell had thought Moore fulfilled his ideal of genius. " In fact Moore was a figure of internationally recognized stature and, with Russell, was revered as a pioneer of the analytic approach. " Moore should have patented this question; it was his catchphrase, and no day was quite complete without it being put.
The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm