“And I have no face, I have wanted to efface myself” Sylvia Plath’s Autothanatography or Death Writing

@article{Boileau2017AndIH,
  title={“And I have no face, I have wanted to efface myself” Sylvia Plath’s Autothanatography or Death Writing},
  author={N. Boileau},
  journal={E-REA},
  year={2017}
}
  • N. Boileau
  • Published 2017
  • Art
  • E-REA
  • Plath’s work has often been described as an auto/biographical account of her death wish, and for some, her 1963 suicide was the evidence confirming her obsession for the morbid. The overwhelming presence of grief and mourning in her life has also been said to adumbrate the tone of most of her poems. Yet, very little has been done on the question of “autothanatography,” even if indeed Plath’s works seem to be far more concerned about death than life. Autothanatography suggests that there is a… CONTINUE READING
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