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These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath Paperback – June 19, 2017
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About the Author
Dr Gail Crowther is the author of several papers and chapters on Sylvia Plath and co-author of ‘Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year’s Turning’ published by Fonthill Media.
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Things I liked:
The inclusion of some good, previously unpublished pictures.
The extreme level of detail, while slow reading, has value to the Plath scholar.
Where there are holes in Plath’s writing, the authors have included some of Ted Hughes’ and others’ writing to fill in the gaps.
Good observations are made, such as the fact that Plath had run out of her pink paper by January 1963 and the stark whiteness of regular paper may have contributed to this literary-visual artist’s last poems’ bleak tones. Also, that Plath’s cramped spaces and physical lack of room seem to have hindered her creative output.
I appreciated the transcription of cut radio interview excerpts too.
Things I wished for:
Why no comment on “Moi (Magi)” in her list of authors chosen for American Poetry Now (p. 134)? To me, this is one of the more intriguing writings Plath left, which seems to imply she at one time meant to include her own work in this anthology, despite her claiming to frown on this. Plath also seems to be calling herself a mystic or magician.
The lost objects chapter could have been more thoroughly explored. I for one would love to know where her tarot pack went. Other things, such as the Ouija board and crystal ball, we can presume went with Hughes. Still, these missing objects all build up the lore and keep Sylvia Plath as attractive as ever. There is always something still to find regarding Sylvia Plath. She is a riddle not easily solved.