Two New Sylvia Plath Poems Discovered: Critical Linking, May 26, 2017

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A carbon paper hidden in the back of an old notebook owned by Sylvia Plath has revealed two previously unknown poems by The Bell Jar author. The paper, which was discovered by scholars working on a new book, has lain undiscovered for 50 years and offers a tantalising glimpse of how the poet worked with her then husband, fellow poet Ted Hughes.

The “new stuff by dead authors” thing continues!

Whichwood is heavily inspired by Mafi’s Persian heritage, and the stories and literature that her parents shared with her growing up. For some it may seem obvious to use your upbringing as a starting point for a novel, but for Mafi it was a journey to get to that point.

Tahereh Mafi’s new middle grade fantasy looks AMAZING.

The cashless Columbus Circle store is founded on Amazon’s belief that people will want to discover (and buy) books that are rated highly on, with a barrage of in-person signs and data-driven shelving choices. But buying a book in the store is actually more expensive than purchasing on the site if you’re not a Prime member. The upshot is that, while the physical store succeeds as an ad for a Prime membership, it fails to be joyful, or even effective, as a bookstore.

Amazon’s new NYC physical bookstore is a bust.

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