Sylvia Plath

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Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes among intimate items to be auctioned
The sale at Sotheby’s includes the poet’s wedding ring, drawings and a family photo album

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

02, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Janet Malcolm obituary
Staff writer for the New Yorker who wrote about the practice of journalism, art and biography

Ian Jack

01, Jul, 2021 @4:58 PM

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Out of office: how the pandemic is rewriting the workplace novel
A new crop of novels are exploring work culture and burnout – yet for many, the office feels like a distant memory. In the light of coronavirus, where will this literature go next?

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

15, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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To the End of the World by Rupert Everett review – a delightful writer on modern fame
Chatting up Thierry Henry, being sick on Colin Firth ... and the saga of an obsession with Oscar Wilde, told in this third memoir with Everett’s usual seductive style

Hadley Freeman

07, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Anne Stevenson obituary
Poet and Plath biographer who explored a wide world of thought and feeling

Jay Parini

18, Sep, 2020 @10:47 AM

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Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke obituary
Other lives: Poet whose work was widely admired not only in her homeland of Greece but across Europe and the US

Kieran Cooke

05, Mar, 2020 @5:26 PM

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Top 10 books about loneliness | Fay Bound Alberti
At what can be one of the loneliest times of year, a historian of emotionpicks the best books about a modern malady

Fay Bound Alberti

25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Al Alvarez obituary
Writer, critic and poetry editor of the Observer best known for The Savage God, a meditation on literary suicide

John Sutherland

23, Sep, 2019 @5:11 PM

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Faber & Faber: by Toby Faber review – the untold story of a publishing giant
They turned down Ulysses and Animal Farm, but still shaped 20th‑century literature

John Mullan

20, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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As Sylvia Plath knew, if you’re going to be a victim, you’d better be a good one | Emma Brockes
A woman must now be able to appear not just credible but attractive enough to invite empathy, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

01, Nov, 2018 @4:48 PM

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How Shakespeare's 'blood cult’ became Ted Hughes’s fatal obsession
He believed he’d found the secret key to unlock all of Shakespeare’s work. Twenty years after Hughes’s death, this is the story of the lifelong fixation he feared would destroy him

Robert McCrum

27, Oct, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Unseen Sylvia Plath short story to be published in January
Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom was written in 1952, when Plath was still as student in the US

Richard Lea

26, Oct, 2018 @2:32 PM

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