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May022013

seven things: sylvia plath 

There is a list in my latest read, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953, of young Sylvia's "vitals." I enjoyed them so much that I thought I'd share a few of my favorites here! These are taken word-for-word from the book... if you're a fellow (fashion) history nerd, scoop up a copy as fast as you can! Trust me.

1. She went on sixty-seven dates between July 1 and August 31 in the summer of 1949.

2. She adored Marilyn Monroe but disliked Brigitte Bardot and Lolita.

3. She never wrote in cursive.

4. She once bought a raincoat for its pink lining – “because I have never had anything pink-colored.”  

5. She drank her coffee black in America but added cream in Europe.

6. She could cook only one dish – devil’s food cake, from a mix.

7. She once adopted a twirling stray cat and named it Nijinsky – because of its leaping grace.

(Umbrella sketch by Ms. Sylvia Plath herself; via)

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Reader Comments (2)

Need to pick this book up! 67 dates? Dating machine!

05.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ah! Sylvia Plath is one of my all time favorites. I'll be picking this book up as soon as possible!

05.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHailie

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