25030 MCDOWELL, Lesley:
BETWEEN THE SHEETS. The Literary Liasons of Nine 20th Century Women Writers.
Overlook Press, New York,2010
8vo.pp.365.b/w.photographs in text,index,bibliography.Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? Why did Simone DeBeauvoir pimp for John Paul Sartre? Was the damage done in these toxic sexual liasons the fuel for the work of these female writers ? Nine literary partnerships examinined. A fascinating read.