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  1. says:

    When I started this I was not at all sure whether I wanted to read it I liked The Bell Jar, but it could just have been the time I read it I do not get her poetry Cult of the personality stuff makes me uncomfortable Doesn t she deserve to be laid to rest, anyway Blah.BUT I read the first couple of letters and was sucked in It seems like she used her letters in a similar way that I use my diary, so I felt as if I was right in her life And although the events of her life in September 1950 When I started this I was not at all sure whether I wanted to read it I liked The Bell Jar, but it could just have been the time I read it I do not get her poetry Cult of the personality stuff makes me uncomfortable Doesn t she deserve to be laid to rest, anyway Blah.BUT I read the first couple of letters and was sucked in It seems like she used her letters in a similar way that I use my diary, so I felt as if I was right in her life And although the events of her life in September 1950 might not be particularly interesting to anyone who is not particularly interested in Sylvia Plath, it was very interesting to me even though I tell myself I am not particularly interested in Sylvia Plath But in September 1950 she moved away from her family to go off to college Now, I have just moved away from my family to go off to college Though I call it university And there are other superficial similarities too And so I was in the rather odd pos...


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    Mothers daughter relationships unless you re part of the duo, you ll never, ever get it My boyfriend does, my brother doesn t my father gets us both, but even he doesn t get us together As far as I can tell, how do you co exist with someone you love, admire, hate, hope the best for worst for How do you take someone seriously you ve known since they were in diapers And likewise, how do you take someone seriously that you ve spent your whole life working to out do Mothers and daughters Mothers daughter relationships unless you re part of the duo, you ll never, ever get it My boyfriend does, my brother doesn t my father gets us both, but even he doesn t get us together As far as I can tell, how do you co exist with someone you love, admire, hate, hope the best for worst for How do you take someone seriously you ve known since they were in diapers And likewise, how do you take someone seriously that you ve spent your whole life working to out do Mothers and daughters are set up to fail.But the love that s undenably there is very special I ve spent years reading about Sylvia Plath That s what girls from 15 to 30 are supposed to do, right I ve always loved her books, poems and most of all, diaries, which is what her letters to her mother most closely resemble While Plath s letters to Ted Hughes, her husband, show her as strong, romantic and stubborn, the Sivvy who writes letters to her mother is another person entirely T...


  3. says:

    The disparity between her bleak poetry and these almost desperately cheerful letters to her mother is heartbreaking.


  4. says:

    Having read these letters in such a short period of a time, I feel somewhat bereft without them Much like Sylvia s mother must have, I ve come to rely on reading a letter from Sylvia almost everyday This is truly an amazing collection Nearly all of the letters are written to her mother, Aurelia, who edited the volume and provides introductions to each section I readily identified with Sylvia, especially in her early years at Smith when she attempted to excel in her classes while maintaining Having read these letters in such a short period of a time, I feel somewhat bereft without them Much like Sylvia s mother must have, I ve come to rely on reading a letter from Sylvia almost everyday This is truly an amazing collection Nearly all of the letters are written to her mother, Aurelia, who edited the volume and provides introductions to each section I readily identified with Sylvia, especially in her early years at Smith when she attempted to excel in her classes while maintaining an active social life Her letters are full of typical college girl complaints boys, books, professors, etc Of course there were many aspects which were not...


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    Sylvia Plath s Letters Home juxtaposed against her Unabridged Journals is a fascinating study The face she showed to Mummy in her letters versus what was truly happening in her life and mind is heartbreaking and reminds me of the importance in my own heavy depression struggle of being as true as I can to all the people in my life, so that they might see me and pull me into light when I start to fail Her letters are almost manic in their tales of the mad joy she supposedly found while away at c Sylvia Plath s Letters Home juxtaposed against her Unabridged Journals is ...


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    Plath transcribes her life in a typically beautiful way, and it s such a joy to read about her daily thoughts and events of whatever day she found herself on A lovely book comprised of both harrowing and glistening correspondences between Sylvia and mostly her mother It s very sad to picture Sylvia in despair and thinking of no way to get out of it other than retaining her usual visits to her typewriter, but if she didn t we wouldn t have Letters Home and we d probably feel that much further Plath transcribes her life in a typically beautiful way, and it s such a joy to read about her daily thoughts and events of whatever day she found herself on A lovely book comprised of both harrowing and gl...


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    I ve read parts of this book before a very long time ago, so I m pleased that I ve finally gotten around to reading it all the way through now Sylvia s letters to her family mainly her mother exude all the anxiety and excitement of youth, so it was fascinating to get a rare glimpse into Sylvia s personality and how she conducted herself, dealt with her relationships and friendships, and her drive to succeed in her studies Obviously because she killed herself, the reader can t stop themselves I ve read parts of this book before a very long time ago, so I m pleased that I v...


  8. says:

    I finished about three quarters of these letters While many people on here felt these letters werepersonal and enjoyable than her diary entries, I have to disagree I actually got a tad bored with them What I did find interesting was to read them along with the diary entries There is such a discrepancy between private Sylvia and the way she chose to present herself to the world These letters do show that she was an extremely hard working, perfectionistic girl who genuinely tried to be I finished about three quarters of these letters While many people on here felt these letters werepersonal and enjoyable than her diary entries, I have to disagree I actually got a tad bored with them What I did find interestin...


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    I think these letters seem a lotintimate than Sylvia s diaries I found by reading her poems in chronological order alongside these letters home, a clearer rendering of Plaths world, or worlds, surfaces Her letters home were often painfully cheerful and optimistic, it felt somehow unreal standing up against such dark poetry I got really sad about halfway through Very genuine and truthful emotions of a hardworking and ambitious girl Her passions are too strong and her ideals are too vul I think these letters seem a lotintimate than Sylvia s diaries I found by reading her poems in chronological order alongside these letters home, a clearer rendering of Plath s world, or worlds, surfaces Her letters home were often painfully cheerful and optimistic, it felt somehow unreal standing up against such dark poetry I got really sad ab...


  10. says:

    So raw, heartfelt and entirely heartbreaking.There was a universe contained in her existence, with such incredible depth in feeling and experiencing life and nature I cried reading Sivvy s description of going to Paris the first time for its beauty I wonder if I ll ever get to live a moment so vividly again, just by readingThere is so much to regret and so much tragedy even after her death She really could ve been so muchif she had stayed strong.Heart goes out to Frieda Rebecca who is So raw, heartfelt and entirely heartbreaking.There was a universe contained in her existence, with such incredible depth in feeling and experiencing life and nature I cried reading Sivvy s description of going to Paris the first time for its beauty I wonder if I ll ever get to live a moment so vividly...


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Letters Home Letters Home Represents Sylvia Plath S Correspondence From Her Time At Smith College In The Early Fifties, Through Her Meeting With, And Subsequent Marriage To, The Poet Ted Hughes, Up To Her Death In February 1963 The Letters Are Addressed Mainly To Her Mother, With Whom She Had An Extremely Close And Confiding Relationship, But There Are Also Some To Her Brother Warren And Her Benefactress Mrs Prouty Plath S Energy, Enthusiasm And Her Passionate Tackling Of Life Burst Onto These Pages, Providing Us With A Vivid And Intimate Portrait Of A Woman Who Has Come To Be Regarded As One Of The Greatest Of Twentieth Century Poets In Addition To Her Capacity For Domestic And Writerly Happiness, However, These Letters Also Hint At Plath S Potential For Deep Despair, Which Reached Its Crisis When She Holed Up In A London Flat For The Terrible Winter Of 1963.