Sylvia Plath

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Euphoria by Elin Cullhed review – inside the mind of Sylvia Plath
The Swedish writer offers an audacious, gripping novel imagining the poet’s final year and the conflict between creative genius and domestic life

Lara Feigel

15, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Where to start with: Sylvia Plath
You will have heard of the great American poet, but how much of her work have you actually read? This handy primer suggests some good ways in

Elin Cullhed

26, Oct, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Unpublished Ted Hughes poems about partner Assia Wevill to be sold
The recently found notebook of fragments and finished work has been described as the poet’s ‘most direct’ response to the suicide of his partner and daughter in 1969

Lucy Knight

08, Jul, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Top 10 books about suffering artists | Tom de Freston
From Max Porter’s vision of Francis Bacon’s last days to Heather Clark’s fresh look at Sylvia Plath, these works complicate our understanding of the links between pain and art

Tom de Freston

09, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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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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