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Thank you Emily. So important to challenge the casual assumptions made by others (including Hughes) about Plath's hard work and huge achievements as a writer.

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Thank you, Ann! I admire your work very much (and also love to get lost in the archives...).

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Ah, that's so nice to hear, Emily. Glad to have found a friend here and in the archives!

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Every time I read your words ( and Gail's) I feel closer to her poetry and her novel. Can't wait to read the book. Thanks for this.

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Mar 8Liked by Emily Van Duyne

So glad to have discovered your corner of Substack. I find myself turning to Plath's breathtaking poetry more and more of late. Here's a post I did on her poem "Crossing the Water": https://open.substack.com/pub/arniesabatelli/p/crossing-the-water?r=1nwa2p&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Fantastic piece, I nodded along to all your points. It also makes me want to re read The Bell Jar. Thanks for writing this.

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My pleasure. It's a great novel.

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