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.


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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Publications & Acknowledgements

  • BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
  • Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
  • Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
  • Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
  • Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.