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Sylvia Plath

Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

Meira Bienstock | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.

Suicide Notes: Notable Writers Who Committed Suicide

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

"What do you write?" Any writer will tell you that this is the first question asked when people find out what they do for a living. It's not like iden...

LBJ and Veterans Day

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

It was a week before the November 3 presidential election but, quite honestly, since I couldn't even vote and, I could have cared less. My sights were set on attending college the following fall and eventually becoming a lawyer. The world was going to be my oyster. Or so I thought.

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

Posted 10.25.2013 | OWN

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf. As told to Leigh Haber Before Sex an...

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

Biographer Elizabeth Winder on Sylvia Plath's Food and Body Issues

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Ever since I read The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel, I've wondered if Plath had an eating disorder. Apparently, I'm not the only one. There's much discussion on the Internet about the link between Plath's dark moods and her suspected eating issues.

Philip Larkin's 'Talking in Bed'

Bobby Elliott | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Bobby Elliott

Philip Larkin has emerged as one of England's towering literary figures. Here, he has always been kept at a safe but praising distance, something The Complete Poems hopes to change. It's something I would like to change, too.

Sylvia Plath 50 Years Later: What Modern Feminism Can Learn From Ariel

Anis Shivani | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

Today, after 50 years of academic assimilation, one finds little poetry that stands up well to Sylvia Plath's urgent retort to patriarchy, militarism and domesticity.

Surviving The Bell Jar... And Then What?

Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Amanda Duberman

Does the persistent resonance of The Bell Jar, and of Plath's life itself, represent a literary achievement, or a cultural failure?

PHOTOS: What You Don't Know About Sylvia Plath

Carl Rollyson | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Carl Rollyson

When I began work on my biography of Sylvia Plath, I was determined to depict a joyous, triumphant side of her that is at odds with the legend of the doomed, suicidal poet.

What's Wrong With This Cover?

Foz Meadows | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

I'm not impressed with the near-universal acceptance of "chick lit" as a pejorative.

What We Can Learn From Sharon Olds and Sylvia Plath About Poetry and Confession

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

Very few poets match Sharon Olds in the discipline she brings to her best work. You can't be human and read the poems in her collection Stag's Leap, which last week won the T.S. Eliot prize for poetry, and not sometimes hear yourself gasp.

CultureZohn: I Spent New Year's Eve With Richard Burton

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Books
Patricia Zohn

It had taken all fall to try to set this up -- and I even had to take a back seat to Lindsay Lohan. But it was worth the wait. Richard Burton was the kind of man I had always imagined for whom one could throw everything over. We all get crushes on movie stars and rock stars but Burton was something unique.

Like 'Girls'? You'll Love These Books

The Hairpin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Let's just say there are a lot of articles about Girls. And, if you're like me, it's been making you think a lot about women, and friends, and the cit...

Ghost Pictures

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Francesca Woodman turns familiar domestic spaces into places haunted by feminine spirits. It is hard not to include Woodman's own tragic tale in the i...

Hottest Authors: 12 We'd Love To Be Haunted By

Posted 12.31.2011 | Books

Ghosts and books go hand-in-hand. Be it William Shakespeare or Stephen King, writers have long been penning poltergeists. While most literary ghosts a...

Sylvia Plath's Hidden Drawings

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

Had Sylvia Plath not killed herself at the age of 30, she might have turned 79 yesterday. Even in her short life span, she turned out an impressive bo...

Kelly Osbourne, Sylvia Plath & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | Celebrity

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Kelly Osbourne, Patrick Fugit,...

Literary References In The Simpsons

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

With the 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints ab...

Men and Women, Ballet, and the Shock of Recognition

Michael Henry | Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver
Michael Henry

I'm fresh off one of the high points of my life: watching Ballet Nouveau Colorado perform Intersection, a full-length narrative ballet based on poems I wrote in collaboration with Garrett Ammon, Artistic Director of BNC.

Famous Single Ladies Hotel Could Be NYC's Next Landmark

dnainfo.com | Posted 09.12.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Before they were stars, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Candace Bergen and many others seeking fame in New York lived at the B...

Top 10 Aural and Poetic Delights

Rick Holland | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Rick Holland

"Poetry" does not only live in established poetic institutions and counter institutions. It exists precisely and exactly wherever you sense it.

Authors In Bathing Suits: Who Knew They Were This Hot?

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

We don’t know about you, but now that it’s officially summertime, we want to spend as much time in our bathing suits as humanly possible, and so, ...