Tuesday 19 November 2013

Brideshead Redivivus

I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.
        Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 'Kubla Khan'.

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Friday 11 January 2013

Plath 2013

This page will be updated as more material becomes available during 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the poet Sylvia Plath.

Elizabeth Winder.  On Plath's Food & Body Issues.
Interviews: Olwyn Hughes (sister in-law and Plath's Literary Executor), Elizabeth Sigmund (friend and dedicatee of The Bell Jar).
'Bald Glyphs & Psychic Maps: An Examination of Sylvia Plath's 'Sheep in Fog'.  Rehan Qayoom.  (Plath Profiles 6). [2]
 Sylvia Plath Mini Blogathon.
1963 - The Big Freeze.  (BBC, 1963, 2013).
'What You Don't Know About Sylvia Plath'.  Carl Rollyson, (The Huffington Post US, 11 February 2013).
The Last Days of Sylvia Plath, (BBC, February 2013).
Andrew Wilson on Plath Behind the Glass, Interview
The Legacy of Sylvia Plath:Interview with Carl Rollyson & Peter K. Steinberg, (ABC, 11 February 2013).
Sylvia Plath had "literally hundreds of lovers", (Newstalk, 20 February 2013).
Today with Pat Kenny, (RTÉ, 14 February 2013).
'There Are Almost No Obituaries For Sylvia Plath', (Interview with Plath Scholar Peter K. Steinberg).
Sylvia Plath: A 50-Year Retrospective, commemoration in Ireland, (University of Ulster).
'What Sylvia Plath Loved', (The Academy of American Poets).
'Arts Extra: Sylvia Plath'.  Maeve O'Brien, (BBC Radio Ulster, February 2013).  
Searching For Sylvia, (Sunday Times, 20 February 2013).
'When Sylvia Was A Millie: An Interview With Elizabeth Winder', (The Millions, 16 April 2013).
Sylvia Plath's New York, (Huffington Post,16 April 2013).
'Book Corner: Sylvia Plath, Party Girl?'.  Elizabeth Winder, (Harper's Bazaar, 17 April 2013).
'Author Elizabeth Winder Writes of Sylvia Plath's Intern Summer', (Women's Wear Daily, 17 April 2013). 
Q & A with Elizabeth Winder, (Gaithersburg Book Festival, 18 May 2013).
Frieda Hughes: Jospehine Hart Poetry Hour, (10 June 2013).
Behind the Curtain - Elizabeth Winder, (A Lovely Being, 27 June 2013). 
Sylvia Plath’s Daughter on a Remarkable Trove of Her Mother’s Drawings.  (Time, 1 July 2013).
New book examines New York summer for in-depth look at Sylvia Plath, (Daily Press, 25 July 2013). 
'Sylvia Plath's unseen drawings'.  Frieda Hughes.  (The Times, 24 August 2013). 
'Frieda Hughes shares her family treasures & keepsakes', (Daily Mail, 22 September 2013).
Elizabeth Winder, (The Aesthete).
Elizabeth Winder Discusses Sylvia Plath in Fashion, (Phoenix Art Museum: 11 October). 
Interview: Elizabeth Winder, (New Books Network, 18 October 2003).
Elizabeth Winder: The Sylvia Plath Cliché, (Zola Books, 25 October 2013).
Talk: Elizabeth Winder, (Melrose Public Library, 26 October 2013).
Revisiting Plath & Her Cultural Afterlife At 50.
Book Marc: Elizabeth Winder.

Related Links: A Celebration, this is
                      The Plath Diaries - a PhD Blog
                      Rehan Qayoom, 'Beautiful, beautiful America!' - On Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters.
                      Ted Hughes Commemoration in Poet's Corner.
[1] Ann Skea's works on Ted Hughes include Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest,  (University of New England, 1994), Poetry & 
   Magic: An Analysis of Ted Hughes' Use of Tarot & Cabbala in 'Adam & the Sacred Nine', 'Capriccio' & Birthday 
   Letters' and 'Ted Hughes & the Goddess'.
[2] Plath Profiles 6 features major essays including 'These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past' by Gail Crowther 
     & Peter K. Steinberg, works by Maeve O' Brien'The Smoke & Mirrors of "The Couriers" by Julia Gordon-
     Bramer'The Right Mind of Sylvia Plath: Magic, Myth & Metamorphosis' by Carole Brooks Platt.  Reviews of 
    recent books on Plath & tons more!