Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sylvia Plath appearances in popular culture

Sylvia Plath: poet, wife, daughter, mother, student, author.

For some reason it's mostly teenage girls who can appreciate her writing?  Maybe because of the fascination with her personal life, her tragic life, which detracts from the significance and worth of her work.  Maybe because of a silly idea that her work isn't relevant or meaningful to anybody else?

Any mention of her in the press is due to a family tragedy, more gossip, more secrets being turned into books.  So even if it is only teenage girls appreciating her work on screen - at least someone is - and hopefully one day that'll because they know nothing about her personal life and just adore her poetry.  It is, after all, the same respect we award most authors.


Sabrina the teenage witch


The Simpsons



Ryan Adams


Gilmore Girls


Annie Hall

Ten Things I hate about you 


Please note: Boys are allowed to read The Bell Jar as well.


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The Word Ship said...

This is fantastic! A big yey for Rory :) Love the Gilmore Girls!

dailydoseofhannah said...

I haven't read any of her work...I just placed an order for The Bell Jar right now though :)

Nell said...

Love this collage of Plath appearances!

Louise from: //This Book Is Reserved// said...

Ah! Let me know how you get on! Louise x

Den Parker said...

cool post :)

I like :)

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