Sylvia Plath: Newly Discovered Short Story Now Available

Sylvia Plath: Newly Discovered Short Story Now Available

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We can never get enough of Sylvia Plath. A short story, a ‘lost’ story, Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom, is now available published by Faber Stories 55 years after her death. We first reported on this in October, when it was announced that the story would be made available in 2019, and now here we are! The story was published by Faber on January 3rd, and is now available on Amazon.   Image Via Faber.co.uk   Plath was twenty-years-old when she submitted this story to Mademoiselle magazine, who rejected it, though she had won the publication’s fiction contest the year before. According to The New Yorker, critic and academic Judith Glazer-Raymo unearthed the story while …

Lana Del Rey Pays Homage to Sylvia Plath in New Song

Lana Del Rey Pays Homage to Sylvia Plath in New Song

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Are you a Lana Del Rey fan? Are you a Sylvia Plath fan? Then you are going to love this! Lana posted a snippet of a song titled Hope Is A Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have – But I Have it on Instagram during New Years Day. https://www.instagram.com/p/BsHqh4qDECw/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12&wp=540&rd=https%3A%2F%2Flive-bkstr2.pantheonsite.io&rp=%2Flana-del-rey-release-song-called-sylvia-plath-2019   The post said: Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you enjoy the new song I’m putting out on the ninth it’s called ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have-but i have it’ Also as of last week I finished a short book of poetry I’ve …

The 6 Steps to NaNoWriMo Success, as Told by Your Favorite Authors

The 6 Steps to NaNoWriMo Success, as Told by Your Favorite Authors

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It’s time for National Novel Writing Month, a hellish and delightful month-long exercise for writers of all skill levels and prior experience. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of fiction by the end of November, creating a bit more every day (1,667 words, to be exact). The outcome of NaNoWriMo is often a mix of joy and incredible frustration. Here are six pieces of serious advice from famous classic and contemporary authors to help get you through every step of the NaNoWriMo process.   1. Let your favorite books inspire you.   Image Via sheknows.com   Superstar …

7 Meaningful Sylvia Plath Tattoos

7 Meaningful Sylvia Plath Tattoos

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Sylvia Plath is a figure of both tragedy and genius. A pioneer of the confessional poetry genre and posthumous Pulitzer Prize-winner, she lived to be only thirty-years-old. Plath’s raw depiction of her personal struggles continues to resonate with many who share her feelings. All readers carry the impact of writing that touches them, but these seven tattoos help people to keep Plath’s words especially close.   The Bell Jar (1963)   Image via popsugar.com   1. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”   Image via loadtv.biz   2. I saw my life branching …

Sylvia Plath Was Writing a Sequel to ‘The Bell Jar’

Sylvia Plath Was Writing a Sequel to ‘The Bell Jar’

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In the whole of Sylvia Plath’s career, she only ever published one novel. The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiographical account of a young woman who suffers from a depressive breakdown after returning home from a prestigious editing internship in New York. The bulk of Plath’s work was devoted to poetry, and the original publication of The Bell Jar was done under a pen name.   Plath did not want the novel’s reception to detract from her poetic legacy, nor did she want the people who made their way into The Bell Jar as characters to become aware of what Plath had written …