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Sylvia Plath collection, 1940-1981.

Author: Sylvia PlathA AlvarezDorothy Schober BenottiRuth Tiffany BarnhouseRuth FainlightAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The collection contains approximately 4,000 pages of Plath's manuscripts and typescripts. This includes a group of 67 poems in successive drafts that are known as the Ariel poems; drafts of early poems, some with notes by Smith College professor Alfred Young Fisher; typescripts of The bell jar; and articles, broadcasts, reviews, and short stories. There are her journals (1950-1962), artwork, and correspondence.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography Sources
Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Olwyn Hughes; Aurelia Schober Plath; O E Plath; Ann Goodman; Elinor Klein; Philip Emerald McCurdy; Enid Mark; James Michie; Howard Moss; Hans-Joachim Neupert; Olive Higgins Prouty; G Jon Rosenthal; Marcia Brown Stern; Ann Goodman; Ted Hughes; Elinor Klein; Enid Mark; James Michie; Howard Moss; Aurelia Schober Plath; Sylvia Plath; Olive Higgins Prouty
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Plath; A Alvarez; Dorothy Schober Benotti; Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse; Ruth Fainlight; Alfred Young Fisher; Ted Hughes; Olwyn Hughes; James Michie; Marianne Moore; Howard Moss; Aurelia Schober Plath; O E Plath; Olive Higgins Prouty; Stevie Smith
OCLC Number: 53825112
Description: approximately 33 linear ft
Other Titles: Plath collection

Abstract:

The collection contains approximately 4,000 pages of Plath's manuscripts and typescripts. This includes a group of 67 poems in successive drafts that are known as the Ariel poems; drafts of early poems, some with notes by Smith College professor Alfred Young Fisher; typescripts of The bell jar; and articles, broadcasts, reviews, and short stories. There are her journals (1950-1962), artwork, and correspondence. Correspondence includes letters to and/or from Al Alvarez, Dorothy Schober Benotti, Ruth Barnhouse, Ruth Fainlight, Ann Davidow Goodman Hayes, Elinor Friedman Klein, Philip Emerald McCurdy, Enid Epstein Mark, James Michie, Marianne Moore, Howard Moss, Hans-Joachim Neupert, Aurelia Schober Plath, Otto Emil Plath, Olive Higgins Prouty, G. Jon Rosenthal, Stevie Smith, Marcia Brown Stern, and other friends, publishers, and editors. There also is memorabilia from childhood, school, and adult life. Included in the realia is her English elm writing board, furniture she painted, and her typewriter.

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