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The Bell Jar

It was like the first time I saw a cadaver.  For weeks afterward, the cadaver’s head- or what there was left of it- floated up behind my eggs and bacon at breakfast and behind the face of Buddy Willard, who was responsible for my seeing it in the first place, and pretty soon I felt as though I were carrying that cadaver’s head around with me on a string, like some black, noseless balloon stinking of vinegar.

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VIDEO: 'Solipsism Variations' - Nights of Rizal

The marriage between Sylvia Plath’s hauntingly vivid poetry and Night of Rizal’s enigmatic – even frenetic at most times – mold of sound might sound like a rather perplexing union at first, but it’s not the most interesting part. 92 more words


On this Thanksgiving, These Are the Top Ten Books I'm Most Grateful for

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few months ago, I was invited to write about the top ten books that have influenced my life.

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The Bell Jar, a haiku

Sleeping underground,
I want to be there with you,
Covered in maggots.


Poet of the Week: Sylvia Plath


Sylvia Plath was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the twentieth century. By the time she took her life at the age of thirty, Plath already had a following in the literary community.

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