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Sylvia Plath on Privilege, Free Will, and What Makes Us Who We Are
Sylvia Plath on Privilege, Free Will, and What Makes Us Who We Are

“I: how firm a letter; how reassuring the three strokes: one vertical, proud and assertive, and then the two short horizontal lines in quick, smug succession.”

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Teenage Sylvia Plath’s First Tragic Poem, with a Touching Remembrance by Her Mother
Teenage Sylvia Plath’s First Tragic Poem, with a Touching Remembrance by Her Mother

“Once a poem is made available to the public, the right of interpretation belongs to the reader.”

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Sylvia Plath on Poetry and a Rare Recording of Her Reading the Poem “The Disquieting Muses”
Sylvia Plath on Poetry and a Rare Recording of Her Reading the Poem “The Disquieting Muses”

“Darker emotions may well put on the mask of quite unworldly things.”

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Sylvia Plath’s First Job: How the Beloved Poet’s Formative Experience as a Farm Worker Shaped Her Writing
Sylvia Plath’s First Job: How the Beloved Poet’s Formative Experience as a Farm Worker Shaped Her Writing

“Farm work is one of the best jobs for getting to know people as they really are.”

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Teenage Sylvia Plath’s Letters to Her Mother on the Joy of Living and Writing as Salvation for the Soul
Teenage Sylvia Plath’s Letters to Her Mother on the Joy of Living and Writing as Salvation for the Soul

“I want to be affected by life deeply, but never so blinded that I cannot see my share of existence in a wry, humorous light…”

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Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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