The Bell Jar’s cameo in 10 Things I Hate About You

The Bell Jar’s cameo in 10 Things I Hate About You

Word of the day: animalcule

oupacademic:

n. A microscopic animal.

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Image: Yellow mite (Tydeidae) Lorryia formosa 2 edit by Eric Erbe; digital colorization by Chris Pooley. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

True story: I know this word because of Sylvia Plath.

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A lot of these strike me as way too twee and Anthropologie-esque but I can’t not reblog my girl Sylvia.

(Altho the silverware is all wrong for the fifties!)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 1963

Then I tackled the avocado and crabmeat salad. Avocados are my favourite fruit. Every Sunday my grandfather used to bring me an avocado pear hidden at the bottom of his briefcase under six soiled shirts and the Sunday comics. He taught me how to eat avocados by melting grape jelly and french dressing together in a saucepan and filling the cup of the pear with the garnet sauce. I felt homesick for that sauce. The crabmeat tasted bland in comparison.

A lot of these strike me as way too twee and Anthropologie-esque but I can’t not reblog my girl Sylvia.

(Altho the silverware is all wrong for the fifties!)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 1963

Then I tackled the avocado and crabmeat salad. Avocados are my favourite fruit. Every Sunday my grandfather used to bring me an avocado pear hidden at the bottom of his briefcase under six soiled shirts and the Sunday comics. He taught me how to eat avocados by melting grape jelly and french dressing together in a saucepan and filling the cup of the pear with the garnet sauce. I felt homesick for that sauce. The crabmeat tasted bland in comparison.

O, dear duchess Sylvia, I know
exactly
what you mean

womenreading:

French actress Barbara Laage (NOT Sylvia Plath!) “Alone in Her Apartment Reading”shot by Nina Leen in 1964

YES THANK YOU
NOT SYLVIA PLATH, EVERYONE

womenreading:

French actress Barbara Laage (NOT Sylvia Plath!) “Alone in Her Apartment Readingshot by Nina Leen in 1964

YES THANK YOU

NOT SYLVIA PLATH, EVERYONE
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