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Plath Profiles

Contents: Volume 1

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Front Matter
Cover, Table of Contents, etc.


Editor's Note
by W. K. Buckley


Introduction to the Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium
by Barabara Mossberg

The Holiday Card
by Helen Decker

Sylvia Plath: The Playfulness of Time
by Gail Crowther


Detail from "Little Smiling Hooks" by Amanda Robins, 1993, pastel, charcoal and compressed charcoal on paper, 300 x 178 cm.

Too Close, Too Far: Death and Rebirth in Sylvia Plath's Ariel and Forough Farrokhzad's Another Birth
by Leyli Jamali

Daddy, Daddy/Mammy, Mammy: Sylvia Plath and Thomas Kinsella
by Andrew Browne

Parallel Destinies in The Bell Jar and On the Road
by Hilary Holladay

Sylvia Plath’s “The Magic Mirror”: A Jungian Alchemical Reading
by Nephie Christodoulides

Sylvia Plath’s Mirrors Reflecting Various Guises of Self
by Dr.Neslihan Ekmekçioglu

The Origins of Creativity and Destructiveness in the Life and Work of Sylvia Plath
by Nick Owen

An “I” Elated: The Ecstatic Self as Creative Process and Product in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath
by Anna Dillon

Words as Axes: Suffering as Catalyst of Meaning in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry
by Elena Ciobanu

“Just Like the Sort of Drug a Man Would Invent”: The Bell Jar and the Feminist Critique of Women’s Health Care
by Luke Ferretter

Is there a shaman in Sylvia? Sylvia’s redemptive Imagination
by Ananya Ghoshal

Alice in Cambridge: Sylvia Plath, Little Girls Lost, and “Stone Boy with Dolphin”
by Jessica Hritz McCort

History, Politics, and Progress: Sylvia Plath’s Hidden Narrative
by Patrick O’Connor


Sylvia Plath’s “Mirror” translated in Hindi
by Smita Agarwal

Herb Caen Urges Lady Lazarus to Delete an Obscenity from “Daddy”
by David Alpaugh

by Christi Concus

To the Critics
by Gwynne Garfinkle

Sylvia's Bells
by W. K. Buckley

Have You Heard The News?
by W. K. Buckley


Introduction to Elisabeth Gray's "Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath"
by Barbara Mossberg

Sylvia Plath Poems in Painting
by Kristina Zimbakova

From Bell Jar to Nets: A Personal Journey
by Amanda Robins


Sylvia Plath: Poetry and Suicide
by Jennifer Yaros


Review of The Unraveling Archive: essays on Sylvia Plath, edited by Anita Helle
by Luke Ferretter

Review of Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath’s Art of the Visual, edited by Kathleen Connors and Sally Bayley
by Luke Ferretter


"I should be loving this": Sylvia Plath's "The Perfect Place" and The Bell Jar
by Peter K. Steinberg

From Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” to Myself and Back Again
by Glenn Sheldon

“The child’s cry/ Melts in the wall”: Frieda Hughes and a Contemporary Reading of Sylvia Plath
by Kara Kilfoil


Sister Seer and Scribe: Teaching Wanda Coleman's and Elizabeth Alexander's Poetic Conversations with Sylvia Plath
by Malin Pereira