Posts Tagged ‘sylvia plath’

This Week’s Reading, 17.6.12

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

This week: Gustave Doré, some 19th Century Photoshopping, Bloomsday and the final farewell to Hiram Cronk.

Detail from a Gustave Doré illustration in a French edition of Don Quixote.

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This Week’s Reading, 20.5.12

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

This week: Marcel Proust playing air guitar, Harvey Pekar, Patti Smith’s poetry, and a defence of Nikola Tesla.

Das Fest des großen Wurmes

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Finding Role Models for Women Writers

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I feel compelled to jump onto my feminist soapbox and wave my agro feather-duster whenever I think about Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf. All three of whom have been celebrated as a kind of holy trinity in works such as Bowditch’s The Ophelia Project. Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with celebrating these writers’ lives and I’m sure Rachel Bowditch had nothing but noble intentions. (more…) more»