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Sylvia Plath: Drawings

Sylvia Plath

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ISBN : 9780062315700
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63 pages
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In 1956 Sylvia Plath wrote to her mother, Aurelia, I feel Im developing a kind of primitive style of my own which I am very fond of. Wait til you see . . . Throughout her life Plath cited art as her deepest source of inspiration- yet while herMoreIn 1956 Sylvia Plath wrote to her mother, Aurelia, I feel Im developing a kind of primitive style of my own which I am very fond of. Wait til you see . . . Throughout her life Plath cited art as her deepest source of inspiration- yet while her writing is celebrated around the world, her drawings are little known. This publication brings together drawings from 1955 to 1957, the period she spent on a Fulbright fellowship at Newnham College, Cambridge. During this time she met and married in secret the poet Ted Hughes, travelling with him on honeymoon to Paris and Spain before their return to the US in June 1957.Plaths drawings in pen and ink are exquisitely observed moments from this period in her life, and include among their subjects Parisian rooftops, trees, churches and a portrait of Ted Hughes. The collection sheds light on these key years in Plaths life and includes letters and a diary entry about her art, as well as an illuminating introduction by her daughter, Frieda Hughes.