Books

The Decoding Sylvia Plath series, by Julia Gordon-Bramer, will present a book for each of Plath’s Ariel poems in a compelling, original context, interpreted by the Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath system. Expect a new publication in the series every quarter.

Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus"
Decoding Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus”

ISBN-10: 0-9991860-0-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-9991860-0-8
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2017

In print and ebook. Audiobook coming soon!

“Lady Lazarus”: More than just a hot mess…

You get the sense already that Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” is a fierce, angry, feminist poem. But do you know why? Can you explain it beyond your personal feeling or Plath’s literal autobiography?

Fans: Discover the parallel themes of the Statue of Liberty, the abolitionist, the feminist, and other exciting facts within “Lady Lazarus” that scholars have missed for over 50 years

Poets & Writers: Judge for yourself how “Lady Lazarus” includes themes of Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?,” and the Egyptian Book of the Dead’s titles of Isis.

Students: Understand all themes and meanings beyond the superficial; learn why Plath used Jewish and Holocaust references in “Lady Lazarus,” and enlighten your classmates to Plath’s higher goals

Teachers: Save time with a complete class plan, discussion questions and more

Decoding Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” is the second in a series of Decoding books presenting Plath in a compelling, original context, interpreted by the Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath system, by author Julia Gordon-Bramer.

 

Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Daddy"
Decoding Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”

In print and ebook. Audiobook coming soon!

“Daddy”: Not your average everyday Electra complex…

“You do not do” Sylvia Plath studies without her bedazzling poem “Daddy.” But do you get it?
…I mean, beyond the drama of anger and attraction from a daughter and wife?

Fans: Discover the parallel themes of Sigmund Freud, King Brutus, the London Stone, and other exciting facts within “Daddy” that scholars have missed for over 50 years

Poets & Writers: Judge for yourself how “Daddy” includes themes of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, and other literary works; consider applying Plath’s mystical format to your work

Students: Understand all themes and meanings beyond the superficial; learn why Plath used derogatory names and racism in “Daddy,” and enlighten your classmates to her higher goals

Teachers: Save time with a complete class plan, discussion questions and more

Decoding Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” is the first of a series of Decoding books presenting Plath in a compelling, original context, interpreted by the Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath system, by author Julia Gordon-Bramer.

Forth coming in 2018 from Julia Gordon-Bramer:
Decoding Sylvia Plath’s “Cut” (nonfiction) Winter 2018
Night Times (memoir)
The Magician’s Girl: the mysticism of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (biography)