Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Great Regulars: [Sylvia Plath] lived on as a poet

in the most extraordinary way--"I am lost, in the robes of all this light"--not least as a heroine to the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Here was a uniquely radical, stylised poetic voice which claimed for its subject something that had not previously appeared in "the canon"--the experience of being a woman. Plath wrote about gender, motherhood and marriage, of betrayal and suicidal illness, in poems illuminated--like lightning over the moors--by love and fury.

from Carol Ann Duffy: Choosing Sylvia Plath's poems


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