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Watch Why Should You Read Sylvia Plath? Animated TED Talk Video | Iseult Gillespie

Watch Why Should You Read Sylvia Plath? Animated TED Talk Video | Iseult Gillespie

“Acclaimed American writer Sylvia Plath would have been 87 on Sunday, and the date is being marked by Google with a stunning Doodle aimed at capturing the mood of her work.

“Her painfully honest poetry and prose touched generations of fans, and helped many to understand mental illness.

“The Doodle, featuring the writer in a winter scene, scribbling away, references the poem ‘Spinster’.

“On the subject on her own mental health, Plath once said: “It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative. “Whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.”

“She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry, and is particularly well-known for The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published just before her death.”

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