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Poem of the Week: The Munich Mannequins // Sylvia Plath

The Munich Mannequins was published as part of Plath’s acclaimed Ariel collection in 1965. Featuring characteristically strong imagery, the speaker suggests that models are little more than mannequins because they forsake their fertility in order to preserve their figures. Plath critiques the fashion industry and society as a whole for glorifying a destructive physical ideal […]Read More

Film News: Dakota Fanning to appear in Bell Jar film

Yet another book-to-film adaptation has been announced within the world of Hollywood, this time of Sylvia Plath’s profilic sole novel, The Bell Jar.  Released in 1963, it is a semi-autobiographical novel revolving around young Esther Greenwood and her troubles with life and mental illness. It was first adapted for the silver screen in 1979, and this […]Read More

Poem of the Week: Lady Lazarus // Sylvia Plath

  Utterly haunting – “Dying / Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well”.  ‘Lady Lazarus’, which features in ‘Ariel’, was published after her death in 1965. Much of her work was intensely produced in a creative burst after finding out that her husband, Ted Hughes, was had an affair. The continuing tone of […]Read More

The Suppressed Voice of Literature

When applying to universities, I swayed away from studying English Literature. It wasn’t that I didn’t think the study of literature was valid in society, or that I didn’t enjoy it – I was just put off from it. I had been made to feel by those around me that English Literature was somewhat inferior […]Read More

Who Inspires You? – Part 1

Our inspirations are what drive us forward. They encourage us to make certain decisions, to pick certain paths. Inspirations can come in a vast array of forms, but one of the most common is people. This is a collection of people who inspire us here at the Indiependent. James Dudley: Elon Musk “My motivation for […]Read More

My Life In Books: Rosie Coleman Collier

When I was in reception, my school report said something like “Rosie tends to choose the library corner in her spare time.” Fourteen years later and that love of books and reading hasn’t disappeared, to the point where I hope to go on next year to read more in an English Literature degree. As cliché […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Title: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath Author: Sylvia Plath, Edited by Karen V.Kukil What I think so far: Upon first picking up The Bell Jar, I felt a connection to Plath’s raw teenage sentiments that urged me to read on. The Unabridged Journals are a more genuine version of this, with a larger insight into her personal […]Read More

Book Review: The Bell Jar // Sylvia Plath

This novel is almost poetically depressing. Sylvia Plath takes us on the journey of Esther Greenwood, a beautiful, bright and hopeful young girl, who faces mental health troubles in 1950s America. The novel itself rings real truths, as it is semi-autobiographical of Plath’s own life. The story follows our protagonist, Esther Greenwod, who is on […]Read More