Detagging Sylvia Plath from Feminism by Tracing Her Writing Trajectory

Siqun Liu


Be a genius? Be a tragedy? Is Sylvia Plath a feminist or is she an impeded writer? When some feminist scholars entitle Plath as a feminist vanguard, they credit her writing desire to feminism impulsion and her writing block to social oppression against females. However, her journals and letters offer direct materials that speak for Plath’s not being a feminist. She writes for self-fulfillment and her writing anxiety is a consequence of her destitution and fading inspiration.

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