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The Applicant

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“‘Poetry, I feel,” said Sylvia Plath in a radio interview in 1962, the year before her suicide, ‘is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space, you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.’” Fifty years after her death, an argument for close reading.





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  1. Sylvia Plath on Poetry’s Tyranny | Writing the Marrow
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