14 February 2012

Sylvia Plath articles and books

Bahmer, F.A. 2012. "Charles Bukowski and Sylvia Plath on Moles and Melanoma." Archives of Dematology. Vol. 148, no. 1: 108.

Bryfonski, Dedria. Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. (amazon.com)

Raza, Raihan. The Poetic Art of Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study of Themes and Techniques. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2012.

Emelia Fredlick reviews "With Love" an exhibit on at Emory University's Woodruff Library.  In addition to the circa 1958 photograph of Plath and Hughes described in the review, the exhibit ironically (and distastefully) features two late 1963 (15 November and 24 November) love letters from Ted Hughes to Assia Wevill.Thanks to Amanda Golden for letting us know the dates of the letters included in the exhibit. [Press Release]

A "love letter" in the form of a poem by Ted Hughes to Sylvia Plath is included in Andrea Clarke's recent book Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance (British Library, 2011). This might be another one of those Birthday Letters outtakes such as "Last Letter". The poem begins "Cambridge was our courtship." If anyone has access to this, I'd love to read the poem.

Recently John Mullan wrote about "10 of the best" treatments of insomnia over at The Guardian. He includes Plath's poem "Insomniac."


Melanie Smith said...

My copy of Love Letters in on the way, will let you know when it arrives and scan said poem for you.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Brilliant! Thank you so much!


Jess McCort said...

An essay on Plath and moles, huh? I never thought I would see that;).

Peter K Steinberg said...

Jess- Hi! I know! From what I can tell, the article mentions the scene in The Bell Jar where Esther Greenwood attends the lecture on diseases such sickle-cell anemia. She mentions the girl with the mole... But I'm not sure what more their is, though I doubt it discusses her poem "Blue Moles". Wrong moles!


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