Saturday, May 08, 2021

Trying to make it …

On the Friendship and Rivalry of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

… in 1950s America, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton met for the first time. Both were emerging poets, and both were hugely ambitious women in a cultural moment that did not know how to deal with ambitious women. They realized that to pursue their desire to be writers would require determination, energy, and resilience. Operating in a male-dominated discipline was not easy, and their rebellion against the status quo seethed just below the surface.

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