Sylvia Plath’s short life and intense poetry continue to draw considerable critical and popular attention. Among her more recognizable works are the poetry collection Ariel and the novel The Bell Jar. Her suicide and tumultuous marriage to Ted Hughes, as well as his choices in posthumously publishing some of her work (and not publishing other parts of it) add to the mystery of Plath’s life, and are documented in this updated Bloom's Modern Critical Views title. This book offers readers fresh perspectives on a writer whose highly personal oeuvre continues to fascinate more than 40 years after her tragic death.
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The metaphor therefore turns on itself, becomes a comment on the (obscene)
language which generates the metaphor as such. More important still, metaphor
is by no means the dominant trope when the speaker starts to allude to herself as
The hyperbole of the later poems tends to disjoin femininity from fixed and
unchanging tropes of female 'nature' and to turn it into a thematic of artifice.
Femininity becomes a rhetorical theatre, an ensemble of borrowed images and
roles to be ...
smoky mirror" — attests to the poet's awareness of the insufficiency of the very
trope of prosopopoeia she exploits. The presence of living speakers in Rich's
chorus demonstrates that when poets reproduce the voices of the dead before
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The essays, all reprints from monographs of journals, are excellent contributions to Plath scholarship. Hence the high rating. Bloom's continued hypocrisy is unforgivable. I appreciate the fact that ... Leer comentario completo
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