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Out of the ash, Sylvia Plath’s legend rises anew

Out of the ash, Sylvia Plath’s legend rises anew | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
On the 50th anniversary of "The Bell Jar" and Plath's suicide, two biographies resurrect the debate of culpability
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In defence of obscure words

In defence of obscure words | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
We chase "fast culture" at our peril - unusual words and difficult art are good for us, says Will Self.
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Los Angeles Review of Books - My Stephen King Problem: A Snob’s Notes by by Dwight Allen

Los Angeles Review of Books - My Stephen King Problem: A Snob’s Notes by  by Dwight Allen | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
On the beguiling appeal of Mr. King
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Interesting for thinking about the Canon.

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On the poetry of Sylvia Plath | Open Letters Monthly - an Arts and Literature Review

On the poetry of Sylvia Plath | Open Letters Monthly - an Arts and Literature Review | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
Known as much for how she exited her life as for the poetry she wrote during it, Sylvia Plath remains a polarizing figure in the world of verse. What are we reading, when we subject ourselves to her poems?
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The Most Comma Mistakes

The Most Comma Mistakes | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
Rules about when to use and not to use commas are legion. But certain errors keep popping up.
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15 Scathing Early Reviews of Classic Novels

15 Scathing Early Reviews of Classic Novels | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
There are some literary classics that are near unimpeachable. We’re thinking Lolita, Ulysses, The Great Gatsby: the best of the best. Except that they’re decidedly not unimpeachable &#8...
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How Hemingway Became the Literary Equivalent of the Nike Swoosh

How Hemingway Became the Literary Equivalent of the Nike Swoosh | Literature wider reading | Scoop.it
Ernest Hemingway would be aghast to see what has become of Ernest Hemingway. Against the gray obscurity that awaits most writers in death, his image, 50 years later, has become the literary equivalent of the Nike swoosh or golden arches.
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