Monday, April 14, 2008

Sylvia

I know that all of my wonderfully astute readers have already read this fabulous book, but I just started it tonight and cannot put it down.
Wow!
The Bell Jar.

Just a bit into it, I am wondering how it is that Sylvia Plath did not write other novels, beside this one. I guess, for one thing, she did not at all live for as long as she should have lived. Without knowing much about her self-truncated life, these first few pages have convinced me that her decision to leave Earth early is a tragedy not only to English literature, but to that planet itself, that kept right on turning on the morning of Feb.11th, 1963.
Sad.
Sylvia.
Margaret Laurence.
Anne Sexton.
Virginia Woolf.
Sylvia, I am on only on page 91, and I already want to read your next novel.

Oct.27, 1932 - Feb.11, 1963
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1 comment:

stefanie said...

It's a good one isn't it? Enjoy!