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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
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Jul 26, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: rory-gilmore-challenge, non-fiction, journal, 1900s, female-author, american
Recommended to Nikoline by: book club
Recommended for: hardcore fans of Plath
Read from February 21 to 26, 2012

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath is the authors very own, not to forget very private, words which she wrote down in her journal. There cannot be any doubt that the author lived a hectic life with depression with a lot of downs and not so many ups, but nevertheless it was all written in a beautiful language so rich on life that it could bloom flowers.

That said, i believe only the hardcore fans of Sylvia Plath should read her unabridged journals. I've read only a little of her work, and even though I did like this version of her diary, being soaked up in Plath-land for so lang can get sort of depressing with its seven-hundred-and-something pages. Also, some parts of the journal are less interesting than others, of course. Lastly, I would like to say that I do see myself rereading this book when I've had the time to get around more of the author's work, because her life is one thing for sure: poetic interesting.
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Sylvia Plath
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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02/22/2012 page 83
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message 1: by Clare (new) - added it

Clare I've wanted to read this for ages, was it not that great?

Nikoline It was great. Very great indeed. I'll explain later in my review. Also, I'm still not sure if I should give it three or four stars.

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Clare Ok, look foward to reading your review :)

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