"The Cooking Calculus of Sylvia Plath"

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Crystal Hope Hurdle

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poem


“The Cooking Calculus of Sylvia Plath” (poem) explores cunning housewifery, debit and credit, values of The Really Garbage Cookbook vs. The Joy of Cooking (Sivvy’s copy),


the overlay between slang terms for money (dough                            biscuits


clams                  bread


cheese     cabbage


 bones)


with those for food items, adding a soupcon of double entendre, such as, top to tail, making tasty provender of all.


 

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Poetry