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Sylvia Plath speaks for herself in this unabridged edition of her journals. She began keeping diaries and journals at the age of eleven and continued this practice. A major literary event--the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time. Sylvia Plath's journals were. Editorial Reviews. caite.info Review. In the decades that have followed Sylvia Plath's suicide in February , much has been written and speculated about.
Linked Data More info about Linked Data. A real pot-boiler! Click here. Biography, Document, Internet resource Document Type: Bernie yelled out, "Why are you crying? Linda Wagner-Martin. The working, married Sylvia was washed out and colorless.
In the Mortimer rare book room, I was also able to see the drafts of her poems written on the pink Smith Coll This is the book that introduced me to Sylvia Plath. In the Mortimer rare book room, I was also able to see the drafts of her poems written on the pink Smith College stationary.
To read the Journals for me was to get closer to the real Sylvia Plath, and away from the sensationalized version. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Sylvia Plath. View all 9 comments.
Apr 03, Swetha rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love's not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person.
But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I'll ever have.
And you cannot discard your own life with ob "I love people. And you cannot discard your own life with objective curiosity. A swap of souls takes place. Your life story is voiced in her words. Your fears, apprehensions, doubts, cravings, yearnings and all such introspections that are intimate to you alone are structured into wild erratic sentences that are delivered so powerfully that it takes some time to clear your mind again.
She becomes the soul sister you have just found. Seriously, what is not there in that book? Writing is a way of expression, among other things, and Sylvia knows how to express. At first, I was a little hesitant to read this memoir as I figured it would amount to trespassing as it was published posthumously but now I am sneakily glad I did it because her writing is the friend that I needed.
It comforted me with companionship. If I have not the power to put myself in the place of other people but must be continually burrowing inward, I shall never be the magnanimous creative person I wish to be. Yet I am hypnotized by the workings of the individual, alone, and am continually using myself as a specimen. She doubted herself often, wondered if she could write a damn thing worth while, but wrote relentlessly and compulsively everyday. She criticized her own work with much anguish which is just painful to read but also, relatable.
Most people believe that she is one of those authors who became popular only because of her suicide. When you search Sylvia Plath and add a space next to her name, 'poems' pop up as the first suggestion on Google and not 'death'. I consider that a testament by itself. Admittedly, I was so moved by her writing that she was my phone's wallpaper for a couple of days.
I can see how this can be a treasure for those who truly love her. We receive a first hand experience of her thoughts. Some of her entries made me say 'Oh! There are entries that are just weather reports but even those made me submerge. Although her writing is poignant even when she was happy, it's just drop dead beautiful.
H Lawrence and many others was a delightful treat. It's not often that we come across how authors who are no more felt about other authors. She uses words in block letters every now and then which suggests how strongly she must have felt while penning it down. There's an entire section of Notes at the end of the book about all the people mentioned. You don't need to be a lover of Sylvia Plath or have any previous experience to appreciate her journals.
You will fall for her writing as easily as a child craves some extra candy. It breaks my heart to know that her journals ended because she took her life and not because the pages in her book ran out.. Growing old and dying without being Somebody?
If only she knew the number of her quotes that are tattooed on people's bodies in permanent ink! View all 8 comments. Kat Stark. I will not rate this book.
It's too hard for me to finish reading. I feel like I'm intruding. I love memoirs, but this is not one. Would Sylvia Plath have published her diaries, had she survived? Would she have changed them before publication?
Nov 25, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sylvia Plath has been an alluring figure in both history and pop culture for decades, both because of her dark, vivid writing and because of her mysterious suicide. These non-fiction journals are about as close to her mind as anyone will likely ever get.
Aug 10, brook rated it liked it. Aug 09, Onaiza Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sylvia captured her emotions and inner struggles beautifully and narrated everything with such impeccable honesty that it is hard not to like her. She seems to me a very evolved person and I do feel bad that she decided to leave the world so soon. This book has led me to introspect and look into myself for the emptiness and negativities that a person usually ignores.
I believe it is very important to understand one's true self and this journal really helps one in doing so. Nov 29, Ruby Granger rated it it was amazing Shelves: This should be at the top of everybody's reading list Dec 29, Lightreads rated it really liked it Shelves: This just in: Sylvia Plath's journals?
Also disorganized, vast, incredibly rich. I enjoyed the early college years the most, when she's all casually fantastic writing and cycling ecstasy and alienation.
The later stuff is heavier with self-consciousness and deeply frustrating relationships with men. She's one of those people that I would be friends with and love dearly, but every year or so I would lose it and snap "oh just fucking deal with it," at her.
But man could she write. Worth it just for a week of deep, oceanic reading, coming from nowhere and going everywhere.
View 1 comment. Apr 09, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel like an intruder reading this. Incredibly vast and intricate, even her ordinary accounts of days are almost as eloquent and forceful as her poetry. Feb 24, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 08, Susan Katz rated it liked it Shelves: This is a book that would probably be best read the way it was written, a page or two at a time over a period of years.
Roughly pages at one gulp can be an overdose. Plath is a good writer and a perceptive and intelligent woman, but living inside her head for very long isn't comfortable even for an observer. Knowing the ending in advance, of course, gives the reader an edge on Plath and adds an unintended layer of irony to many entries and an involuntary little shiver to comments like "I des This is a book that would probably be best read the way it was written, a page or two at a time over a period of years.
Knowing the ending in advance, of course, gives the reader an edge on Plath and adds an unintended layer of irony to many entries and an involuntary little shiver to comments like "I desire the things which will destroy me in the end. Foi um mergulho profundo na vida da Sylvia, que sempre admirei como poetisa e como escritora de um dos meus romances favoritos, A redoma de vidro. Assim como seus poemas, desenhos e contos. Eu amo essa mulher! E sinto muito por tudo que ela passou Aug 05, Marios rated it really liked it.
I love people. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me I have to live my life, it's the only one I'll ever have.
I want to live and feel all the s https: I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life" College begins, dates, dreams of her perfect man. It seems She is offered scholarships, money, she has a relationship.
I am not ugly, not an imbecile, not poor, not crippled I am going for hardly any money at all to one of the best colleges. Hundreds of ambitious girls would like to be in my place. They write me letters Five years ago if I could have seen myself now, I would have said: That is all I could ever ask! Why did Virginia Woolf commit suicide?
Or Sara Teasdale I want to kill myself, to escape from responsibility, to crawl back abjectly in the womb. I do not know who I am, where I am going - and I am the one who has to decide the answers to these hideous questions" 1: Beginning theme emerges but stops, only the first notes are played, leaving the statement unconcluded.
Is it gonna be ok? Look Inside. Oct 17, Pages Buy. Dec 18, Pages Buy. Oct 17, Pages. Dec 18, Pages. A major literary event—the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time. This new edition is an exact and complete transcription of the diaries Plath kept during the last twelve years of her life.
In she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. Plath published one collection of poems in her… More about Sylvia Plath. From reviews of the British edition: Notes for each separate journal and appendix are keyed to appropriate page numbers. References to additional manuscript at Smith College and at other institutions are included in the notes when appropriate. Karen V.
Her brother Warren was born on 27 April Otto Plath died on 5 November from complications of diabetes. In , Sylvia Plath moved to 26 Elmwood Road, Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her mother, brother, and maternal grandparents. Sylvia Plath began writing the following journal during the summer of before leaving home for college in Northampton, Massachusetts. Some of the entries are excerpts from letters to friends.
Plath matriculated with the class of at Smith College, but did not graduate until June because of the semester she missed during the fall of Sylvia Plath Aubade by Louis Macneice Having bitten on life like a sharp apple Or, playing it like a fish, been happy, Having felt with fingers that the sky is blue What have we after that to look forward to? Not the twilight of the gods but a precise dawn Of sallow and grey bricks, and newsboys crying war.
Yeats "Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past July - I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. Nothing more than an empty house, the warm hazy weariness from a day spent setting strawberry runners in the sun, a glass of cool sweet milk, and a shallow dish of blueberries bathed in cream.
Now I know how people can live without books, without college. When one is so tired at the end of a day one must sleep, and at the next dawn there are more strawberry runners to set, and so one goes on living, near the earth.
At times like this I'd call myself a fool to ask for more Ilon asked me today in the strawberry field, "Do you like the Renaissance painters? Raphael and Michelangelo? I copied some of Michelangelo once.
And what do you think of Picasso These painters who make a circle and a little board going down for a leg? He straightened up, his tan, intelligent face crinkling up with laughter. His chunky, muscular body was bronzed, and his blonde hair tucked up under a white handkerchief around his head. He said, "You like Frank Sinatra? So sendimental, so romandic, so moonlight night, Ja?
And I knew it was not the streetlight, but the moon. What is more wonderful than to be a virgin, clean and sound and young, on such a night? It was the combination of everything.
Of the play "Goodbye My Fancy," of wanting, in a juvenile way, to be, like the heroine, a reporter in the trenches, to be loved by a man who admired me, who understood me as much as I understood myself.
And then there was Jack, who tried so hard to be nice, who was hurt when I said all he wanted was to make out. There was the dinner at the country club, the affluence of money everywhere. And then there was the record I forgot that it was the one until Louie Armstrong began to sing in a voice husky with regret, "I've flown around the world in a plane, settled revolutions in Spain, the North pole I have charted So I smiled, "Oh, yes.
And I knew I loved him.
Jack and I were pushing out of the theater in a current of people, and she was edging the other way in a dark blue jacket. I hardly recognized her with her eyes downcast, her face made up. But beautiful. Call me, write me. I knew I would never have a friend quite like her. So I went out in a white dress, a white coat, with a rich boy. And I hated myself for my hypocrasy. I love Mary. Betsy is nothing but fun; hysterical fun. Mary is me She can be rude, undependable, and she is more to me than all the pretty, well-to-do, artificial girls I could ever meet.
Maybe it's my ego. Maybe I crave someone who will never be my rival. But with her I can be honest. She could be a prostitute, and I would not give a damn; I'll never deny her as a friend It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: After a heavy rainfall, poems titled RAIN pour in from across the nation.
I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
My love's not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person.
But I am not omniscient.
I have to live my life, and it is the only one I'll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time This second is life. And when it is gone it is dead.
But you can't start over with each new second. You have to judge by what is dead. It's like quicksand A story, a picture, can renew sensation a little, but not enough, not enough. Nothing is real except the present, and already, I feel the weight of centuries smothering me. Some girl a hundred years ago once lived as I do.