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Sylvia Plath’s Unseen Drawings, Edited by Her Daughter and Illuminated in Her Private Letters
Sylvia Plath’s Unseen Drawings, Edited by Her Daughter and Illuminated in Her Private Letters

“It gives me such a sense of peace to draw; more than prayer, walks, anything. I can lose myself completely in the line, lose myself in it.”

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Poets in Partnership: Rare 1961 BBC Interview with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on Literature and Love
Poets in Partnership: Rare 1961 BBC Interview with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on Literature and Love

“Two people … who are compatible in this sort of spiritual way, in fact make up one person … one source of power, which you both use and you can draw out material in incredible detail from the single shared mind.”

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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

What a catalog of superficiality reveals about the complex inner worlds of young women.

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10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents
10 Famous Creators’ Secret Obsessions and Little-Known Talents

Feynman’s sketches, Monroe’s poetry, Plath’s drawings, Magritte’s album art, and more.

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Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording
Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording

“I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted / To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.”

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The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

“Most Beds are Beds for sleeping and resting, but the best Beds are much more interesting!”

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