In preparation for the Marianne Moore and the Archives Conference, some images of Sylvia Plath's underlining and marginal marks in her copy of Marianne Moore's Collected Poems, housed at Smith College.
On May 30, 2020, I discussed my book Annotating Modernism in a presentation for the first Sylvia Plath Zoomposium.
Excerpts from Sylvia Plath's copy of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), in the University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Plath underlined this copy as a student at Smith College. She owned a copy of The Portable James Joyce, held by the Lilly Library at Indiana University, in which she underlined and annotated Portrait of the Artist to teach first year English at Smith College from 1957-1958. For further information, see Golden, Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (2020).
Excerpts from Sylvia Plath's underlining in her copy of Henry James's Selected Fiction, University of Virginia. Other editions of James that she owned and annotated are at Smith College, Indiana University, and Emory University.
Excerpts from Sylvia Plath's underlining of Woolf's story "The Mark on the Wall" (1917) in her copy of A Haunted House and Other Stories, Smith College.
Excerpts from Sylvia Plath's copy of D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers (1913), Smith College. Marginal comments have not been included.
Sylvia Plath's underlining in her copy of Virginia Woolf's novel Jacob's Room (1922), Smith College.
Amanda Golden, "'The Woolf Sting': Sylvia Plath Annotating Virginia Woolf." Virginia Woolf and Twentieth Century Women Writers. Ed. Kathryn Artuso. Salem Press, 2014. 188-205.
---. "Sylvia Plath's Reading of Virginia Woolf: A Chronology." Virginia Woolf Miscellany 71.1 (Spring / Summer 2007): 6-7.
Excerpts from Sylvia Plath's Hogarth Press Uniform edition of Mrs. Dalloway, housed at Smith College.