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In honour of what would be Sylvia Plath’s 81st birthday on Sunday, here are some of the saddest, loveliest, truest words ever written by her.
And maybe it would have been better if they didn’t. Stay away from The Bell Jar, pandas!
“I hate handing over money for what I could just as easily do myself, it makes me nervous.” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
In 1961, the influential poet read her touching and deeply personal poem on the BBC.
Genius, captured on camera.
Three happier ways to remember the poet and author.
What if Cormac McCarthy wrote for Yelp? And Gatsby starred in a video game? For the lit nerd among us, and those struggling to finish novels or English term papers.
‘Last Letter,” in which Hughes sort-of addresses Plath’s suicide, was only recently discovered. You can read it here, but you may prefer this retelling. It depends on whether you like guilt poetry or “real talk.”
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