Holocaust Imagery in Plath’s ‘Lady Lazarus’: Plath’s Creative Process through Cultural and Historical Contexts

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Title
Holocaust Imagery in Plath’s ‘Lady Lazarus’: Plath’s Creative Process through Cultural and Historical Contexts
Author
氏名 上杉 裕子
ヨミ ウエスギ ユウコ
別名 UESUGI Yuko
Subject
Holocaust
World War Ⅱ
Nazi
Lady Lazarus
culture
history
contexts
Abstract

This paper presents how World War Ⅱ imagery, especially Holocaust was depicted in Sylvia Plath’s poems and analyses what sort of effect was aimed by her intentionally. Focusing on ‘Lady Lazarus,’ as her creative strategy, her poetic resources are to be regarded as her inner representation, which echoes cultural and historical contexts but simultaneously deviates from them. Using Holocaust imagery, she strategically aimed at making her poems which originally depict her private inner world powerful and universal. Consequently, her representation of her domestic suffering can be understood not only as a universal and reflective creation, but also transcendental art beyond the time.

Journal Title
呉工業高等専門学校研究報告
Issue
77
Spage
7
Epage
10
Published Date
2015
Publisher
呉工業高等専門学校
ISSN
0286-4037
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
Set
kure-nct