Daniel Weissbort, who knew Plath there, contributes an essay on her approach to translation. Audrey Jones's essay discuesses Renaissance iconography in Ronsard and its mediation through Plath's work. The third essay is by Yves Bonnefoy, on the significance of his great precursor.
'Plath's translations are unfired clay. What one does carry away from this book is close contact with a mind that was to produce very thrilling verse indeed, and soon.'
- Alistair Elliott, Comparative Literature