Sylvia Plath pintora
En un ático de su casa paterna se encontraron una serie de cartas de Sylvia Plath, cuando era una niña, y también algunas pinturas -incluyendo un autoretrato- que realizó hasta los 20 años, cuando su carrera literaria empezó más seriamente y tuvo que optar por uno u otro arte. Los manuscritos y las pinturas serán presentadas en Octubre, cuando se cumpla un 75 aniversario de su natalicio, por la investigadora Kathleen Connors.
Explica la nota: "As Connors points out, it was no small decision. "While few would argue with Plath's career choice, it is unfortunate she dropped her Smith college studio courses just as she was developing her famous literary themes in art," she says. "The limited life options for women, and the marriage of military and commercial cultures during the 1950s, for example, are beautifully depicted in her late artwork." Connors will discuss the book in person on October 14 at the Cheltenham literary festival, with one of Plath's friends, poet and critic Al Alvarez, and actor Diana Quick, who will read a selection of her poetry. In addition, there is a planned concert reading at the Royal Festival Hall for which musicans such as Patti Smith and Alanis Morissette and actors, including Alan Rickman, have been approached to participate.