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Ted Hughes on How to Be a Writer: A Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Daughter
Ted Hughes on How to Be a Writer: A Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Daughter

“The first sign of disintegration — in a writer — is that the writing loses the unique stamp of his/her character, & loses its inner light.”

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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 Reads “Spinster” in a Rare BBC Recording
Sylvia Plath Reads “Spinster” in a Rare BBC Recording

A subversive lamentation of how our compulsion for control empties life of love.

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

“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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