The list is sparse this week, but these articles are fascinating. Emily Van Duyne writes about a chance encounter at the grave of Sylvia Plath; David Treuer discusses the myth of the “New World”; and Emily Temple talks about Virginia Woolf as a child.
- In “What We Don’t Know About Sylvia Plath,” scholar Emily Can Duyne makes a visit to the poet’s graveside and ponders the legacy she left behind now that new work is being published. (Namely “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom.”)
- Benjamin Dreyer discusses those tricky bad habits that creep into our writing. I really dig the Shirley Jackson references.
- Emily Temple on the Goat we all love, Virginia Woolf, and her dream casting for novel adaptations.
- David Treuer outlines the multitudinous history of the North American continent in “…on the Myth of an Edenic, Pre-Columbian ‘New World.'”
- And…maybe we have a new portrait of Jane Austen? The Guardian reports on a long disputed painting allegedly commissioned by a relative of the author.