Sylvia Plath - Mary's song
Thread poster: sabina moscatelli

sabina moscatelli  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:48
Member (2004)
German to Italian
+ ...
Mar 30, 2005

Dear all

at the end of April I will be giving my final dissertation (a post degree course). Among other tasks, I have to write a literary commentary to the above mentioned poem.

Does any of you know any interesting websites on this poem? I found some material which doesn't seem too reliable though. Or can you suggest some critical essays on Plath, which I could buy either in Italy or on the Internet?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.


Direct link Reply with quote

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:48
German to English
Some resources Mar 30, 2005

Hi Sabina, here are some resources I found on the Internet:

Sylvia Plath - Mary's Song

The Sunday lamb cracks in its fat.
The fat
Sacrifices its opacity. . . .

A window, holy gold.
The fire makes it precious,
The same fire

Melting the tallow heretics,
Ousting the Jews.
Their thick palls float

Over the cicatrix of Poland, burnt-out
They do not die.

Grey birds obsess my heart,
Mouth-ash, ash of eye.
They settle. On the high

That emptied one man into space
The ovens glowed like heavens, incandescent.

It is a heart,
This holocaust I walk in,
O golden child the world will kill and eat.

Discussions of Mary's Song,6000,894765,00.html

Discussions of Sylvia Plath's poetry


Direct link Reply with quote

Local time: 05:48
Try this one... Mar 30, 2005

Dickie, Margaret. "Sylvia Plath's Narrative Strategies". Critical Essays on Sylvia Plath . Ed. Linda W. Wagner. Boston: G. K. Hall & Company, 1984.

It should be available at Amazon
It proves very thought-provoking

Direct link Reply with quote

Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:48
Member (2002)
German to English
+ ...
Sylvia Mar 30, 2005

I also suggest watching Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie "Sylvia".

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Sylvia Plath - Mary's song

Advanced search

SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »
memoQ translator pro
Kilgray's memoQ is the world's fastest developing integrated localization & translation environment rendering you more productive and efficient.

With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who work on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search