|Chapter title||Sylvia Plath and the Classics|
Holly Ranger establishes a relatively neglected but crucial context for Plath’s work, illuminating Plath’s frequent classical allusions and her sophisticated intertextual dialogue with literary history. Among the many poems that Ranger helps us to see anew are the bee poems, shot through as they are with references to Virgil. All the while, Ranger reveals Plath’s ambivalence towards her classical project, her contradictory impulses to reject this canon, yet the impossibility of her ignoring it.
|Book title||Sylvia Plath in Context|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Published||03 Aug 2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108556200.004|
|Web address (URL)||http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52565|