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Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual 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 Sopho 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 Complements And Illuminates Her Genius As A Writer Eye Rhymes Brings Together Essays By Six Plath Scholars Including Renowned Authors Diane Middlebrook, Landgon Hammer And Christiana Britzolakis, Book Editors Kathleen Connors And Sally Bayley, And Fan Jinghua And Contextualizes Approximately Sixty Of Plath S Visual Works Within Her Writing Oeuvre, Starting With Juvenilia That Reveal The Extensive Play Between Her Two Disciplines Special Attention Is Given To Plath S Unpublished Teen Diaries And Book Reports Containing Drawings And Early Textual Experiments, Created Years Before Her Famous I Am I Diary Notes Of Age Seventeen, When Critical Examination Of Her Writing Usually Begins The Book Offers New Critical Approaches To The Artist S Multidimensional Output, Including Writing That Appropriates Sophisticated Visual And Color Effects Years After Painting And Drawing Became Her Hobby And Writing Her Chosen Profession The Essays Gathered Here Also Relate Plath S Visual Art Interests To Her Early Identity As A Writer In Cambridge, Her Teen Artwork And Writing On War, Mid Career Art Poems On The Works Of De Chirico, Her Representations Of Womanhood Within Mid Century Commercial Culture, And Her Visual Aesthetics In Poetry Filled With Stunning Reproductions Of Her Art And Fresh Readings Of Many Of Her Most Important Poems, Eye Rhymes Offers Readers A New Way Of Understanding The Full Range Of Plath S Creative Expression.

10 thoughts on “Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual

  1. says:

    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 painting a poem She was a master at the technique and merely needed to apply to Ariel what she d practiced in The Colossus What I really appreciated about these authors is that they didn t go into her emotional turmoil the way many writers e.g Anne Stevenson do Mention is made of the emotion and how it is written about or painted To the extent that one wonders if Plath didn t just sit back once a poem was written and say There Let s see what the Drama Queens make of this one I feel that many academics go overboard when they try to analyse her depressive episodes, forgetting that by expressing these things in her art, she was coping It was once she stopped being artistic that suicide to...

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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 sometimesexhausted 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 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 college art classes that she sort of dropped art as a potential career path and even as an avocation in a huff Such a perfectionist I say that affectionately and as one who also tends to drop things if I can t do them expertly IMMEDIATELY Hah But it is interesting to think that Plath had varied interests in her lifetime instead of the commonly accepted mythology of the singularly obsessed, driven poet , and that her pursuit of poetry was born of her competitive natur...

  3. says:

    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 awards accolades in art rather than in her writings during her school years, we may have heard of her in a much different light than we know of her today She was a very economical decision maker at that timeAs an artist, I can now understand how she had such a grip on the visceral effect of her words She had t...

  4. says:

    A highly underrated work on Plath and her visual aesthetics and visual work, and it influenced and shaped her literary life and works.

  5. says:

    Loved this book because it showed a side of Plath that nobody has talked about her art.

  6. says:

    Gift from Robby Katie