28 July 2010

It is all about the details

Plath Profiles 3 is still in production. We’re hopeful to have everything wrapped up shortly. But to feed your Plathetite (Plath + appetite)...I’ve posted a detail from the cover on Plath Profiles website.

As you know, each issue features an image and on the website we have a detail. This time around, the cover image comes courtesy of the Lilly Library. It is a swatch (or section) of the wallpaper that Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes had in their bedroom. The swatch was sent by Plath to her mother in February 1960. For those who have worth with this letter and the swatch in Plath Mss. II, it will be familiar. For those who haven’t, it’s just one small example of the wonders of Plath’s archives (and, all archives in general for that matter). To help contextualize, I’ve contributed a small “Note” on the wallpaper to the issue. But you have to wait a few days for that...

So, what are you waiting for, go check out the detail swatch.

8 comments :

Kristina Zimbakova said...

Well, well. Peter, you could't be more right when you said earlier that the Profiles cover image would knock our sandals off. This creative solution is absolutely stunning! And I can't wait for the full image.

Melanie Smith said...

Thank you Peter, am eagerly awaiting this volume.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Kristina and Melanie!

Thanks! I'm eagerly awaiting it too, even though I've read it like five times. Tune in on Friday for another sneak peak.

The Plath Diaries said...

I had seen the new cover earlier as it had been uploaded to the Facebook page but your added information has made me love it even more!!

Peter K Steinberg said...

Hi Plath Diaries!

I read your blog post this morning with excitement. I'll be a frequent visitor.

I've a slightly longer piece ("A Note about") in Plath Profiles 3 about the cover, which includes the full swatch.

Julia said...

Exciting! Beautiful! Tantalizing me for more!

The Plath Diaries said...

Thank you so much Peter!! I'm such a huge fan of yours, and this site; it means a lot to hear you'll re-visit! :)

All the best!:)

Anonymous said...

That's so neat. Thanks man. I thought you said (in an email) the issue would be up in mid July? What happened?

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