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Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual

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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
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Nov 06, 2011 Ilze rated it liked it
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
May 03, 2009 Terry rated it really liked it
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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
Sep 25, 2013 Julia rated it really liked it
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
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Apr 17, 2015 Carmelo Valone rated it it was amazing
A highly underrated work on Plath and her visual aesthetics and visual work, and it influenced and shaped her literary life and works.
Kris Underwood
Jan 28, 2012 Kris Underwood rated it it was amazing
Loved this book because it showed a side of Plath that nobody has talked about: her art.
Jun 17, 2010 Myranda rated it it was amazing
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