Sylvia Plath
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In her 1959 journal, Plath describes herself wearing a ‘touch-of-genius red lipstick’, putting on ‘tigress perfume’ and cooling her lemon meringue pies on the ‘cold bathroom windowsill, stirring in black night & stars’.

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In her 1959 journal Plath describes herself wearing a touchofgenius red lipstick

Reviving the Journals of Sylvia Plath

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Kathey Norton
Marlene Montagne
"No map traces the street
Where those two sleepers are.
We have lost track of it.
They lie as if under water
In a blue, unchanging light,
The French window ajar"
--from "The Sleepers" by Sylvia Plath
No map traces the street Where those two sleepers are We have
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Cesarina Boldrin
Grażyna Tomczyk
Unpublished correspondence from the poet to her former therapist records allegation of beating and says that he told her he wished she was dead
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Unseen Sylvia Plath letters claim domestic abuse by Ted Hughes

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Hannah Vandervelde
Karen Lynn
‘I could write a terrific novel. The tone is the problem. I’d like it to be serious, tragic, yet gay & rich & creative’ -

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I could write a terrific novel The tone is the problem Id

An introduction to The Bell Jar

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Ken Durkin
‘Lady Lazarus’ is one of a group of poems that Sylvia Plath composed in an astonishing burst of creativity in the autumn of 1962. That summer she and her husband Ted Hughes had separated after seven years of marriage. Plath found herself alone with two very young children in Court Green, the old thatched house in the village of North Tawton, Devon. These poems, like her letters from this...
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Lady Lazarus is one of a group of poems that Sylvia Plath

A close reading of ‘Lady Lazarus’

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Martin Gaughan
Jan Francis Blackstone
Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath died in London, England on this day in 1963.
Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath died in London England on this day in 1963
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Iona Hills
Margo Pflug
Today is the 54th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath.
Today is the 54th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath
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Jessica Barlow
Hala Shmayes
Plath’s journals reveal that she was determined to walk the world ‘with every pore open’ and to write with ‘unselfconscious brazenness’ (p. 518). In her class at Boston University in 1959, Plath realises that her ‘voice must change to be heard’; it must be ‘brash’ and ‘concrete’ via The British Library
Plaths journals reveal that she was determined to walk the world with

Reviving the Journals of Sylvia Plath

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Sheila Guckenberger Horstman
Poet Sylvia Plath's only novel THE BELL JAR was first published on this day in 1963. The book was originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas".

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
―from THE BELL JAR
Poet Sylvia Plaths only novel THE BELL JAR was first published on
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Jessica Winchell
This grey-blue school exercise book contains two drafts of ‘A Pink Wool Knitted Dress’, a poem by Ted Hughes later published in Birthday Letters. The poem is a poetic exploration of Hughes and Plath’s wedding day in 1956. Like many poems in the collection, it is self-consciously framed as a memory but it also brings the act of recollection into question. In the published poem, for instance,...
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Manuscript drafts of 'A Pink Wool Knitted Dress' by Ted Hughes

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Sheila Guckenberger Horstman
"I’m no more your mother
Than the cloud that distills a mirror to reflect its own slow
Effacement at the wind’s hand."
--from "Morning Song" by Sylvia Plath
Im no more your mother Than the cloud that distills a mirror
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Nikhil Ajinkya
Siobhán McLarnon
Melissa Webb
Rosa Garcia
Jim DeMasi
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Martin Christian
Celebrating the life and work of Sylvia Plath on the 84th anniversary of her birth.

"Daddy"

You do not do, you do not do
Any more, black shoe
In which I have lived like a foot
For thirty years, poor and white,
Barely daring to breathe or Achoo.

Daddy, I have had to kill you.
You died before I had time——
Marble-heavy, a bag full of God,
Ghastly statue with one gray toe ...
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Celebrating the life and work of Sylvia Plath on the 84th anniversary of her birth
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Shirley Mc Daniel
Today is the 84th anniversary of the birth of Sylvia Plath.

"The Colossus"

I shall never get you put together entirely,
Pieced, glued, and properly jointed.
Mule-bray, pig-grunt and bawdy cackles
Proceed from your great lips.
It’s worse than a barnyard.

Perhaps you consider yourself an oracle,
Mouthpiece of the dead, or of some god or other.
Thirty years now I have labored
To dredge the...
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Stephany Clementine Kruczynski Wallace
Andi May Clampett
Michele McMaster Hart
Dee Wilson
Chris Early
Matt Steele
John Murray
Ivana Dawn Nemenzo
Chris Murray
Dana Haan
Christine Jacob
David Kenyon
Timmy Edwards
Dana Haan
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: "The story of poet Plath’s first and only novel – Plath committed suicide a month after publication; her husband, Ted Hughes, kept it from being published in the US for nearly a decade – often overshadow the work itself. Dark, perceptive, and as immediate as other classics of young adult alienation like Catcher in the Rye, this novel captures the isolation of the...
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20 Authors' First Books to Read in Your Twenties

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