“lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ― virginia woolf. || let’s hear it for the ladies on international women’s day.
I have a little problem, i cannot walk past a bookshop. the whisperings from the pages call out to me ‘siobhan, siobhan’ until i push open the door and start to run my finger across their spines. inevitably one or more will make their way into my arms while i carry them around the shop as i browse. at the end i’ll stand over my selection deciding which i cannot bear to part with, and which i’ll leave for another reader to claim for their treasure. these are my weekend finds, and yes, i’m aware i already have some of these books but in different editions. i told you i have a problem. #bookaholic#bookhaul#minstergatebookshop
❝the grey sky lowers, the hills like a green sea
run fold upon fold far off, concealing their hollows,
the hollows in which rock the thoughts of the wife —
blunt, practical boats
full of dresses and hats and china and married daughters.❞ - berck-plage, sylvia plath.
one of my reading resolutions this year is to read more poetry. i’ve loved sylvia plath’s style since reading the bell jar in 2016, so when @podsticles suggested an ariel read along (#poemsofariel, if you want to take part!) i was all for it.
ariel was published posthumously, plath having written the collection in the years leading up to her suicide in 1963.
i love these poems. whilst it can be hard to separate the poems from their context - sylvia’s lifelong depression, her turbulent separation from ted hughes, the complex relationship with her father - they are just brilliant in their own right. i love her aesthetic and the way she turns phrases into sublime meaning. i haven’t finished reading them yet, but they’ll definitely be something i’ll come back to again and again. #readforwomen#readingwomenchallenge
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‘i thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.’ plath has a way of writing a line that says so much, that cuts so deep and that makes you catch your breath. i’ll forever be in love with this book. #thebelljar#sylviaplath#whpblackandwhite
Sylvia plath’s only novel ‘the bell jar’, was first published under a pseudonym and is partially based on her own life. you can find this stunning hard back edition with a gold foiled cover in our fiction section. #counterprintbooks#sylviaplath#iwishihadasylviaplath
‘l’amor després de l’amor’, de laura ferrero i marc pallarès. #ericclapton, sylvia plath, #amywinehouse, corina kavanagh, #adele o goethe són alguns dels protagonistes que hi trobareu. la llista és llarga, però en tots aquests casos persisteix una mateixa constant: l'#art com un element clau a l'hora de superar el dolor. i és de com van néixer aquestes obres d'on sorgeixen aquestes històries. edita @bridge.books.
‘el amor después del amor’ de @lauraferrero y @marcpallares. eric clapton, #sylviaplath, amy winehouse, #corinakavanagh, adele o #goethe son algunos de los protagonistas que aquí encontraréis. la lista es larga, pero en todos estos casos persiste una misma constante: el #arte aparece como un elemento clave a la hora de superar el dolor. y es de cómo nacieron esas obras de donde surgen estas historias. editorial #bridgebooks •
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