Wonderful Women: Female Writers for your Bookshelf

Wonderfully Weird Women Who Write: Why we should read Fiction by Women The Guardian recently featured a small article stating that female writers are often overlooked and marginalised in a male-dominated industry. It’s a widely accepted fact that while women are published in roughly the same numbers as men, their works are sidelined by reviewers…

Sylvia Plath’s Recovery of Selfhood in Ariel – ‘Medusa’

Written in the weeks leading up to Plath’s suicide, Ariel is characterised by a desire to restore her broken self through death, and often, rebirth. A foreboding presence lurks over Plath’s final collection,  a desperation to shed her skin and recover a new identity. Tim Kendall claims that the Ariel poems are ‘poems of becoming rather than being….

Sylvia Plath’s Recovery of Selfhood in Ariel – ‘Getting There’

Written in the weeks leading up to Plath’s suicide, Ariel is characterised by a desire to restore her broken self through death, and often, rebirth. A foreboding presence lurks over Plath’s final collection,  a desperation to shed her skin and recover a new identity. Tim Kendall claims that the Ariel poems are ‘poems of becoming rather than being….

Sylvia Plath’s Recovery of Selfhood in Ariel – ‘Tulips’

Written in the weeks leading up to Plath’s suicide, Ariel is characterised by a desire to restore the broken self through death, and often, rebirth. A foreboding presence lurks over Plath’s final collection,  a desperation to shed her skin and recover a new identity. Tim Kendall claims that the Ariel poems are ‘poems of becoming rather than being. Their…

Literary Lunacy: The Suffering of Great Minds

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allen Poe Ever heard the saying about there being only a thin line between a genius and a madman? Well in the case of a vast amount of my favourite writers, it’s not far wrong….