9 Comments
Jun 5Liked by Emily Van Duyne

Glorious and deeply impactful writing as always, Emily. I can't wait to read your book. It sounds like it will be a much-needed and long-ignored perspective on Plath and her work.

Expand full comment
author

Thank you, Philippa! That's so generous of you.

Expand full comment
Jun 10Liked by Emily Van Duyne

Hi Emily, I'm a new follower of your Substack, and I read your essay twice! I'm pre-ordering your book, which I can't wait to read. Reading Red Comet last year really opened me up to Plath (rather late in life). Thanks for this thought-provoking essay.

Expand full comment
Jun 6Liked by Emily Van Duyne

this is so beautiful. thank you for sharing this, and for loving unapologetically

Expand full comment
author

Thank you so much!

Expand full comment
Jun 5Liked by Emily Van Duyne

Brava! Very well done. 🥰

Expand full comment

"...the greatest of these is love."

Expand full comment
author

Hi Gail! Huge thanks for this. Red Comet is a terrific book; so grateful for Heather's scholarship on Plath. It was invaluable to me, writing LSP.

Expand full comment

This is so wonderful!! My renewed curiosity about Plath as a result of Taylor Swift's new album has been incredibly stimulating, I'm learning so much I didn't know (but suspected) about her and Hughes relationship. It's fascinating how we are able to look at things with a much wisened perspective when we've suffered our own difficult relationships abusive with men.

Expand full comment