Sylvia Plath, possibly around the years of ‘60-63 (?) (possibly right before her death). For some reason I tend to prefer her during this time. There’s something about the way she appears around the 60s. I also prefer her dark hair and bangs over her blonde locs of the 50s. My favorite is the second photo, it seems like a poem is creeping up inside of her head, or maybe she’s just simply lost in thought.
Actually these pictures were taken in July 1959 during the road trip Plath and Hughes took together. The first pic was taken at at Rock Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada and the second one at Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA.
You can find boths pictures along with three others from this trip in The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.
Currently reading ‘The Bell Jar' By Sylvia Plath. Only about 4 chapters in, but I'm already wondering why I never got round to reading this sooner. This post also features my cat- Snowie, who doesn't look too happy with me.
In which John Green teaches you about the poetry of Sylvia Plath. When a lot of people think about Sylvia Plath, they think about her struggles with mental illness and her eventual suicide. Her actual work can get lost in the shuffle a bit, so this video really tries to focus on the poetry. You’ll learn about Sylvia Plath’s role as a feminist poet, and you’ll also learn about her extraordinary ability to recreate the experiences of real life in beautiful and relatable way.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming Wednesday, July 16
Just one more day until Take Your Poet to Work Day. Meet our final poet in this year’s collection, Sylvia Plath.
What if you could take your favorite poet to work with you? Imagine finding a poet in your cash drawer when you open it to make change. Or think about how much fun you could have with your favorite poet answering all your calls for the day. We can’t wait to see what our favorite poets will be doing in your workplaces on Take Your Poet to Work Day.
To help you play and celebrate with us, we’re releasing poets each week in a compact, convenient format you can tuck in your pocket, tool belt, or lunchbox.
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes are poetry’s posthumous power couple
Hughes and Plath are poetry’s posthumous power couple. During their marriage, Plath tended to play second fiddle to him. In Al Alvarez’s “The Savage God: A Study of Suicide”, he speculates about what it must have been like having two poets of their calibre under one roof: “When two genuinely original, ambitious, full-time poets join in one marriage… every poem one writes probably feels to the other as though it had been dug out of his or her own skull.” It must, at times, have been unbearable to see the Muse being unfaithful to you – with your partner.
Picture: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on their honeymoon, Paris, 1956 Warren J. Plath/Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College
Sylvia and Ted “interrupted in a spat,” Chalot Square, London, July 25, 1960 photographed by Hans Beacham for a portfolio of images of British writers
"They were sullen. Hughes was rude. He was going to get more attention than she, and she didn’t like that while he did. He invited me outside and told me I needed to know that he loathed photographers". Hughes particularly wanted to keep Plath out of the way. "His wish, of course, forced me to photograph them together", Beacham said; and later; Hughes acknowledged that he had been "an ogre."
—Diane Middlebrook, Her Husband: Hughes and Plath-a Marriage, 2003
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My name is Anna. I have been loving Sylvia Plath since I read "The Bell Jar" some time in 1998! ♥
I don't know about other countries, but there is hardly someone here in Germany who knows her or her work. The funny thing is... she seems to be everywhere and continues to inspire people all over the world... on TV, in the music industry, when it comes to literary tattoos etc etc...
That's why I dedicated this blog to her... to show and remember that she is ever-present, even in places you wouldn't expect her to be ;)
Crazy? Maybe, but in a world like this... WHY BE NORMAL? ;)
P.S.: Just started a spin-off blog http://sylviaplathink.tumblr.com/ where I'll be only posting Sylvia Plath tattoos (the same as here), just to have them in one place. If you are interested, take a look :)
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