Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual” as Want to Read:
Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Here is the first book to bring long-overdue attention to Sylvia Plath's surprisingly accomplished visual art and to place that art in relation to her literary career. Plath trained as a studio artist before her sophomore year at Smith and her work in tempera and watercolor paintings, pastels, ink, crayon and pencil drawings, and other media reveals a talent that both comp ...more
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Eye Rhymes, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Eye Rhymes

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 117)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Nov 06, 2011 Ilze rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ilze by: Ma
A thesis I wrote a few years ago looked into the symbolism and unconscious aspects of Plath's poetry. Now, although I investigated some of her techniques, I didn't pick up on her "painter's eye". Plath was quite an artist and this is the first time that I've seen her paintings in print (a pen sketch or two have appeared elsewhere, but I didn't make much of them). The essays in this volume analyse not only her sketches and paintings, but look at how she applied these techniques in her poetry by " ...more
This book is ONLY for very hard-core Plath fans, and/or those who enjoy thoroughly "academic" writing. I'm a hard-core Plath fan, and I do enjoy "academic" writing, and even I was sometimes...exhausted by this book. If you enjoyed the excerpt from this book in "The Unraveling Archive" I suspect you'll enjoy this particular book, but it is definitely much, much more detailed and, as I said, exhaustive.

I was a bit amused by the idea that Plath was so annoyed by her "low" grades in her early colle
If you love Sylvia Plath, this book is a wonderful insight into her creative mind, not only as a writer, but the visual artist. The biography goes into depth about her life events, interests, family, and how they shaped her artistic visions in both the written word and her visual sketches/creations.

Imagine... she was so proficient in both practices as a child and young adult that had she received more awards/accolades in art rather than in her writings during her school years, we may have heard
Kris Underwood
Loved this book because it showed a side of Plath that nobody has talked about: her art.
Gift from Robby & Katie
Rachel marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2015
Nichole Bennett
Nichole Bennett marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2015
Juliana marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Bethany Shepherd
Bethany Shepherd marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2014
diePoesie marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Jeannette marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2014
Destiny marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2014
Kaleena Rheeya
Kaleena Rheeya marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2014
Sérgiopp marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2013
Morgan marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2013
Pinchy marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2013
Amber marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Paris added it
Sep 12, 2013
Nicole marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2013
Sreemoyee marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Dinosaur Fossils Petrified Forests Human Fossils Visiting the Chesapeake Bay Plants and Animals of the Chesapeake Bay

Share This Book