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Sylvia Plath’s explosive 1962 poem “Daddy” explores the poet’s frustration with and anger toward the image of her deceased father.  This poem is known for its feminist outrage.

Call Number for Searching the Shelves

  • PS3566 .L27

Circulating Books – A Selected List

To access Valencia’s catalog, open your Atlas account  and select ‘Search the Library.’

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Sylvia Plath. 2001.

                    Call Number: PS3566 .L27 Z914 2001

  • Britzolakis, Christina. Sylvia Plath and the Theatre of Mourning. 1999.

                   Call Number: PS3566 .L27 Z584 1999

  • Gill, Jo (Ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath. 2006.

                  Call Number: PS3566 .L27 Z595 2006

  • Kendall, Tim. Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study. 2001.

                 Call Number:  PS3566 .L27 Z747 2001

  •  Plath, Sylvia. Poems. 1998.

                   Call Number: PS3566 .L27 A6 1998

  • Wagner, Linda Critical Essays on Sylvia Plath. 1984.

                   Call Number: PS3566 .L27 Z63 1984

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Plath, Sylvia (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o    Vol. 11, pages 445-450

o    Vol. 14, pages 423-428

o    Vol. 17, pages 346-369

o    Vol. 51, pages 342-353

o    Vol. 111, pages 159-221

  • Critical Survey of Poetry (4th Ed.). Call Number: REF PN1021 .C7 2011

o    Vol. 3, page 1554

  • Masterplots II: Poetry Series. Call Number: REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o    Vol. 2, pages 902-904

  • Poetry Criticism. Call Number: REF PN1010 .P6

o    Vol. 1, pages 382-414

o    Vol. 37, pages 196-268

  • Poetry for Students. Call Number: REF PN1112 .P752

o    Vol. 28, pages 64-80


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z.’

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
  • Virtual Reference Library  *(Use Basic Search.  Type in  Daddy and Plath.)

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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