Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams
Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imagination. Featuring an introduction by Plath's husband, the late British poet Ted Hughes, these writings also reflect themes and i...more
My second Plath in a week, but thi ...more
This collection of short stories is a slap to everyone who considers Sylvia Plath just a great poet. Here she proves that she is capable and extremely talented at writing something other than poems. The writing is so unique ...more
Dream by dream, thief by crook into the book. While I sneak onto goodreads to read an update or two before the creepy turtle that plagues me figures out he has something to ...more
Next up, I admire 'The Comparison' for its concise description of the differences between a novel ...more
I enjoy taking part in book blogging jollies, but seldom find time to give them my wholehearted commitment. This year alone there have been tempting readathons and readalongs for Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, Agatha Christie and Persephone Books, to name but a sprinkling. Sad to say, I haven’t signed up for any – until now.
I recently spotted a post about the forthcoming 1977 Club; an event hosted jointly by Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings and Stuck in a Book from the 16th-22n ...more
Instead, focus on the meticulous, suffocating power of Ms. Plath's prose. Her poetry in Ariel and The Colossus and Other Poems evokes images of women scorned, scorched, and yet lulled into complacency and love by their micro-worlds.
The same is true here, but it's spelled out for you, in shocking detail. Plath gets you nice and c ...more
I'm not a literary scholar. I'm not a writer with a clear, developed sense about the purpose of a short story or what makes one "good." But I have read a lot. He calls one section the "more successful short stories and prose pieces," and then the other section ...more
This collection of her proses, short stories and a few pieces from Cambridge notes which were sad but also enthralling, written in time and some publish ...more
Berättarjaget i Sylvia Plaths novell Johnny Panic och drömbibeln arbetar som sekreterare på ett sjukhus. Hon ägnar dagarna åt att renskriva patienternas drömmar, men för i hemlighet in dem i sin drömbibel varje kväll, på uppdrag av den store drömskaparen Johnny Panic. Plath skrev den mörka och suggestiva berättelsen efter att ha ar betat ...more
Known primarily for her poetry, Plath also wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The book's protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is a bright, ambitious student at Smith College who begins to experience a mental breakdown while interning for a fashion magazine in New York. The plot paralle ...more