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Incredibly dense, moving, timely, and complete biography of the always-misunderstood Sylvia Plath. Exhaustive quoting from the letters and journals, rather good positioning of essential poem texts, terrible selection of photos (which I address below in full unauthorized fashion.
Frieda Hughes explores Ariel, the poetry collection by her mother, Sylvia Plath, and explains the differences between the original 1965 edition and the Restored Edition.
This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary.The trees of the mind are black. The light is blue.The grasses unload their griefs on my feet as if I were God,
…I simply cannot see where there is to get to.(‘The Moon and the Yew Tree’)
You said you would kill it this morning.Do not kill it. It startles me still,The jut of the odd, dark head, pacingThrough the uncut grass on the elm's hill.(‘Pheasant’)
Buy the books on Amazon, and watch videos of some readings. Please.
My son and I saw THE HIDDEN FORTRESS at AFI Silver yesterday afternoon, what a masterpiece! The 21-year old Misa Uehara as the Princess was ...
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LIE: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy By Leslie BrodyInteresting if thin biography of Fitzhugh. There was an earlier one from 1991 by Virginia Wolf that is apparently more scholarly. This one...
Really like this unusual book. I don't know if it's "the most important book of the last ten years," as Edmund White blu...