12 June 2010

Two More Things...

  • For those in the Asheville, North Carolina area look for Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath at the Asheville Community Theatre's 35below, located at 35 E. Walnut St. Show time is 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, July 1-17, Tickets are $15.

    Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath
    stars Elisabeth Gray and is "a multimedia tragicomedy about suicide, with talking ovens, cooking shows and poetry." (source) It was performed at the Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium at Oxford back in October 2007 (review).

    I've heard that Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath is going to be Off Broadway in New York City later this year. More details as they become available.

  • In May, I posted that the book collector's magazine Firsts featured articles on Plath and Olive Higgins Prouty. I received a copy pretty quickly. It contains a long biography of Plath under the title "What's the Deal About Sylvia Plath." It's heavily indebted to the likes of Paul Alexander and a few others. I understand it can't be printed in color due to cost (I imagine), but the illustrations and article in general would have been so much more attractive and I could have then completely overlooked the fact that the biography was so heavily indebted to Alexander. And of course there are silly inconsistencies such as the writer's claim that Ariel was first published by Heinemann on page 29. The silly factor comes just after you turn to page 30 to the price guide where it lists Faber, correctly, as the publisher. There are other things I'm sure but I'm trying to be less snarky. Unless y'all like that kind of thing, in which case I'll bring on the snark...

    coverage of Plath caps off with a mini-price guide to first and limited editions by Plath, as well as a few biographies, memories and related books. The price guide is a little disappointing, so if others out there are interested in collecting, or determining what's worth what, consider the Sylvia Plath Author Price Guide put out by Quill & Brush. While essentially a bibliography with prices, it's far more complete. Of course the other way to obtain the prices of rare or limited edition Plath books is to go to ABEbooks.com, type in your information and sort by highest price.


Annika said...

Bring on the snark, I say!

Rehan Qayoom said...

I saw the creator of Wish I Had A Sylvia Plath at a promotion event for the Eye Rhymes book a few years ago at the South Bank here in London. It is also available to watch on this Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jfbnyla

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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.
  • 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.
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (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, Volume 1, 1940-1956. 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. "'A Fetish: Somehow': A Sylvia Plath Bookmark." Court Green 13. 2017.
  • 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. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • 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. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "The Persistence of Plath." Fine Books & Collections. Autumn 2017: 24-29
  • 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. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.