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It’s been officially spring for nearly a month now, but I’m finding it difficult to accept.  Not because of the weather — too hot or too cold (although, in the mid-Atlantic, temperature swings from the 40s to the 80s and back are not uncommon).  It’s because I keep thinking it’s not the beginning of spring but fall.

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I’ve been reading Bitter Fame, a biography of Sylvia Plath.

This is not a very smart thing to do — read anything about or by Sylvia Plath — when you are feeling a bit imbalanced yourself.  I remember reading The Bell Jar while staying with my then-boyfriend’s parents in Phoenix, a city I had never been to before, which I found ordered in its geography but almost anarchic due to the heat: big mistake.  Reading the story of Esther Greenwood’s encroaching madness made me almost as anti-social and rude as Plath was said to be in her last few years.

Reading Bitter Fame now is a very different experience.  (more…)

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