Sylvia Plath and Resurrection

Sylvia Plath and Resurrection
Author: Joan Marion Lay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath and Resurrection Book Excerpt:

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1438121717
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays on poet Sylvia Plath's life and work.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Connie Ann Kirk
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313332142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Using unabridged journals and the Ted Hughes archives, presents the life and accomplishments of the famous poet and novelist who wrote "The Bell Jar."

The Other Sylvia Plath

The Other Sylvia Plath
Author: Tracy Brain
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 1317881605
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Despite being widely studied on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses the writing of Sylvia Plath has been relatively neglected in relation to the attention given to her life and what drove her to suicide. Tracy Brain aims to remedy this by introducing completely new approaches to Plath's writing, taking the studies away from the familiar concentration to reveal that Plath as a writer was concerned with a much wider range of important cultural and political topics. Unlike most of the existing literary criticism it shifts the focus away from biographical readings and encompasses the full range of Plath's poetry, prose, journals and letters using a variety of critical methods.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1135035172
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Suman Agarwal
Publsiher: Northern Book Centre
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9788172111496
Category: Autobiography in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

This book celebrates Sylvia Plath's achievements as a highly prolific writer who brought a path breaking revolution in the world of poetry thereby making each woman feel the pulse of life. A confessionalist of both weight and colour, Plath was not scared to openly pen down her feelings what she underwent and in no way was she different or less as compared to her contemporaries and the modernists. This enigmatic personality plunged into depression and resorted to hair raising incident of rendering a note to her life by committing suicide at the age of 32. Disdaining political and social subjects, Plath was a different breed from the beat-nicks of her own time and all this goes to prove that she was stunningly original and a powerful poet. Even 40 years after her death in 1963, her place in English literature, is assured. Twentieth century has been a devastating one especially when one is to peep into writers’ personal life which has been nerve wrecking and this book is an attempt to analyze Plath, her life, writings and also her relation to modern poets.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: L. Wagner-Martin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2003-08-18
ISBN: 0230505929
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life examines the way Plath made herself into a writer. Close analysis of Plath's reading and apprenticeship writing both in fiction and poetry sheds considerable light on Plath's work in the late 1960s. In this updated edition there will be discussion of the aftermath of Plath's death including the publication of her Collected Poems edited by Ted Hughes which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1982. Biographies of Plath will be examined along with the publication of Hughes's Birthday Letters . A chronology maps out key events and publications both in Plath's lifetime and posthumously.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Paul Mitchell
Publsiher: Universitat de València
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2011-11-28
ISBN: 8437083974
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Sylvia Plath es una de las poetas más conocidas y controvertidas del siglo XX. Desde su muerte en 1963, el debate crítico sobre su obra ha sido animado y, en ocasiones, incluso hostil. Esta obra ilustra cómo leer a Plath desde una perspectiva alternativa, utilizando la teoría de Julia Kristeva sobre el lenguaje político, y que permite una apreciación de los poemas que va más allá de lo biográfico al hacer énfasis, en cambio, en los textos; de ese modo, se engrana con la primera persona como una herramienta heurística compleja e inestable. Al explorar los poemas en términos de su trascendencia en lugar de centrarse exclusivamente en su significado explora la manera en la que la obra de Plath produce una crisis de subjetividad oratoria y, a partir de ahí, emerge la naturaleza «revolucionaria» de la voz poética.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath
Author: Anita Helle,Amanda Golden,Maeve O'Brien
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 1350119245
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Sylvia Plath is one of the most widely recognised and inspiring poets of the 20th century. With chapters written by more than 25 leading and emerging international scholars this is the most up-to-date and in-depth reference guide to 21st century scholarship on her life and work. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath covers the full range of contemporary scholarship on Plath's work, including such topics as: · New insights from the publication of Plath's letters · Current scholarly perspectives: feminist and gender studies, race, medical humanities and ecocriticism · Plath's poetry, the major novel, The Bell Jar, and Plath's writing for children · Plath's literary contexts, from Ovid and Robert Lowell to Ted Hughes, Doris Lessing and Stevie Smith · Plath's broadcasting work for the BBC The book also includes a substantial annotated bibliography of key primary and secondary writing by and on the author.

The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath

The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath
Author: Gail Crowther
Publsiher: Fonthill Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-05-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Primary research exploring why many of Sylvia Plath’s readers become so attached to her as a cultural figureAn innovative and theoretical approach to the relationship between author and readerPreviously unpublished photographsA creative exploration of ways in which fandom can manifest itself The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath takes an unusual approach to studies on this enigmatic literary figure, focusing on the readers rather than the historical figure herself. Working from the premise that Plath is a highly visible cultural figure, this book explores why her readers become so attached to her. Why does she have such a large and devoted following? What is it about her that attracts people and once they are drawn in, how does this fandom manifest itself? This book is based on primary research carried out by the author who has collected stories and accounts from readers of Plath and explores key areas such as the first encounter with Plath, ways in which fans feel they ‘double’ with her, pilgrimages that they make to places where she lived and worked, how they interact with her images and how they respond to objects owned by Plath. This study is unique and there is no other book that deals with this subject. As such, The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath offers a fascinating and original approach not only to Plath scholarship, but to the increasing body of literature on fandom studies. Illustrations: 13 black-and-white photographs

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Elisabeth Bronfen
Publsiher: Northcote House Pub Limited
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0746311362
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

In this new edition of her engaging and original study Elisabeth Bronfen examines Sylvia Plath's poetry, her novel The Bell Jar, her shorter fiction as well as her autobiographical texts, in the context of the resilient Plath-Legend that has grown since her suicide in 1963 and to which, after over three decades of silence. Ted Hughes responded with his collection of commemorative poems, Birthday letters. Arguing that although we can not sever our reading of Plath's work from the critical and biographical writings about her, the study nevertheless offers close readings of texts to explore the various self-fashionings in poetry and prose. Which this highly ambivalent poet developed. The central theme to which this study returns is Plath's insistence on a clandestine traumatic knowledge of fallibility and fragility underlying the fiction of success, health and happiness so prevalent in post-World War Two, whether expressed as anger and violence, as the celebration of feminine figures of transcendence,

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Jon Rosenblatt
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN: 1469648148
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

The author shows how Plath's remarkable lyric dramas define a private ritual process. The book deals with the emotional material from which Plath's poetry arises and the specific ritual transformations she dramatizes. It covers all phases of Plath's poetry, closely following the development of image and idea from the apprentice work through the last lyrics of Ariel. The critical method stays close to the language of the poems and defines Plath's struggle toward maturity. Originally published in 1979. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Poetry of Mourning

Poetry of Mourning
Author: Jahan Ramazani
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 1994-05-28
ISBN: 0226703401
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry of Mourning Book Excerpt:

Through readings of elegies, self-elegies, war poems and the blues, this book covers a wide range of poets, including Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, W.H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney. It is grounded in genre theory and in the psychoanalysis of mourning.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author: Jay Parini
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 2280
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0195156536
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Poetic License

Poetic License
Author: Marjorie Perloff
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780810108431
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetic License Book Excerpt:

In 'Poetic License, ' Perloff insists that despite the recent interest in 'opening up the canon, ' our understanding of poetry and poetics is all too often rutted in conventional notions of the lyric that shed little light on what poets and artists are actually doing today.

Paradoxes in Selected Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath

Paradoxes in Selected Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath
Author: Chitra Sreedharan
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 1527578763
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradoxes in Selected Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

This book effectively brings out the multivalence of the poetry of both Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath without sensationalizing either the writers or their work. Although it begins by selecting and demarcating various poems by the two authors thematically, it adopts a multi-pronged approach to the two writers that dissolves all water-tight compartments, and provides a holistic view of the issues raised through the poetry, and the similarities and differences in the approaches, of the two women.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Gary Lane
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN: 1421435314
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

These essays offer insights into a violently interesting poet, one who despite, or perhaps because of, her suicide at age thirty continues to fascinate and trouble us.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Edward Butscher
Publsiher: IPG
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0971059829
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

A literary biography of the late American poet, viewing her as something of a bitch-goddess and attempting a linkage between her life's passing and her poetry's creation.

Gender and the Poetics of Excess

Gender and the Poetics of Excess
Author: Karen Jackson Ford
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-02-25
ISBN: 1628468785
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and the Poetics of Excess Book Excerpt:

The argument posed in this analysis is that the poetic excesses of several major female poets, excesses that have been typically regarded as flaws in their work, are strategies for escaping the inhibiting and sometimes inimical conventions too often imposed on women writers. The forms of excess vary with each poet, but by conceiving of poetic excess in relation to literary decorum, this study establishes a shared motivation for such a strategy. Literary decorum is one instrument a culture employs to constrain its writers. Perhaps it is the most effective because it is the least definable. The excesses discussed here, like the criteria of decorum against which they are perceived, cannot be itemized as an immutable set of traits. Though decorum and excess shift over time and in different cultures, their relationship to one another remains strikingly stable. Thus, nineteenth-century standards for women's writing and late twentieth-century standards bear almost no relation. Emily Dickinson's do not anticipate Gertrude Stein's or Sylvia Plath's or Ntozake Shange's. Yet the charges of indecorousness leveled at these women poets repeat a fixed set of abstract grievances. Dickinson, Stein, Plath, Jayne Cortez, and Shange all engage in a poetics of excess as a means of rejecting the limitations and conventions of “female writing” that the larger culture imposes on them. In resisting conventions for feminine writing, these poets developed radical new poetries, yet their work was typically criticized or dismissed as excessive. Thus, Dickinson's form is classified as hysterical, and her figures tortured. Stein's works are called repetitive and nonsensical. Plath's tone is accused of being at once virulent and confessional, Cortez's poems violent and vulgar, Shange's work vengeful and self-righteous. The publishing history of these poets demonstrates both the opposition to such an aesthetic and the necessity for it.

Women Poets and the American Sublime

Women Poets and the American Sublime
Author: Joanne Feit Diehl,Indiana University
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780253317414
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Poets and the American Sublime Book Excerpt:

"This is the best book on American women poets I have yet seen."Â —American Literature "... sophisticated and eloquently argued analysis of a female counter-sublime... " —Sandra Gilbert "... strong readings of Dickinson and Moore and... a vital polemic on behalf of feminist criticism." —Harold Bloom "This brilliant re-evaluation of major American women poets will be indispensable reading... A stunning and a magisterial achievement." —Susan Gubar "... a powerful thesis... a book that is as rich as it is dense in meaning." —The Women's Review of Books Employing current work in gender studies, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism and focusing on Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Adrienne Rich, the author delineates an alternative tradition of American women poets, what Diehl calls the American Counter-Sublime.