We don't cotton much to literary highbrow lunatic poetesses from New England celebrated in death by liberal prissypants periodicals and all that there fancy book-learnin'.
Sylvia Plath probably did us all a favor, becase honestly, forced to sit through a semester of bad post-modern feminist poetry I'd probably want to stick my own head in the oven.
Just when you think that another pimple on the ass of time has finally been lanced from public conciousness, it festers up again. We had to read The Bell Jar in english class in 1967, just after it came out in the U.S.
The feminist movement was a small kernel just taking form at the time and the english teacher was into that sort of thing. It was a glaringly mind-numbing and all around boring waste of ink and paper. It is one of the reasons that I hold literary critics, many writers and english teachers in such low regard and I never give any of them any notice.
Who cares about the theory? I was once asked by my college english prof why I thought that William Faulkner wrote a particular novel at the time that he did. My response was that he wrote it to have money to buy his next case of booze as he was a raging alcoholic. She responded like she was gut shot.
What if she was the one who could have explained” 2001 A Space Odessy”?
Groinologists groining gives me a pain in my groin..
Gays appearing to be intellectual are really groin centered..
Many hetero’s are the same... Groiniverous.. captivated by the smells and output of the groin...
It’s like “crack” to them... Crack-addicts... an obsession...
Groinologists are the only lifeform that worships toilet-paper..
But they refuse to read what is contained thereon..
and refuse to learn.. as they flush imperative morals..
Never advanced from the pee-pee and poo-poo stage of human development.. Pity..
You are better than this, Borges.
And frankly so was Sylvia Plath.
Plath's strongest negative feelings may have been directed against her mother, but I'm pretty sure the poem wouldn't have been written without the dead German father and wouldn't have won the fame it did without the possibility that it could be read as a feminist manifesto.
Roiphe got her start arguing in the Times that Tim Burton's Batman Returns was anti-semitic ... Like I said, in literary criticism everything turns out to "really" be something else (though there really is no "really" for a whole generation of critics -- it's all just different interpretations) ...
these people are all evil. It is evil to kill yourself. It is evil to kill yourself while children are in your house. Her husband was a huge malignant narcissist. She hated her dad, she hated her ma, sheesh, can you see why she needed Jesus?