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Sylvia Plath

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  • Book review: 'Palo Alto' by James Franco

    Book review: 'Palo Alto' by James Franco
    Most people who write fiction have day jobs mainly because writing fiction tends to pay poorly and sporadically. But James Franco, who has written a collection of short stories entitled "Palo Alto" (Scribners) is a movie star. So when he landed one of...
  • Elizabeth Alexander's Poems Explore the Black American Experience

    Elizabeth Alexander writes poems of elegant simplicity about the black American experience. Author of five books of poetry and two books of essays and chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale, she’s probably best known for her poem...
  • Slaughterhouse 90210: Where high meets low

     
    Slaugterhouse 90210, a tumblr blog and column at Details, takes images from pop culture and captions them, hysterically, with literary quotes. A picture of Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) from "Miami Vice" is accompanied by...
  • How far will our memoir fascination go?

     
    Decades ago, real life became the stuff of novels -- everyone knew "The Bell Jar" was taken from Sylvia Plath's own experience, but nobody wanted to call it a memoir. Flash forward to James Frey and reverse it -- he......
  • A call to poets: stay alive

     
    Sometimes it seems as though poets, in particular, move in an endangered artistic world. Think Sylvia Plath, above; John Berryman, Anne Sexton. And, last month, Rachel Wetzsteon, an accomplished poet who took her own life at age 42. Writer Jennifer......