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Why should you read Sylvia Plath? - Iseult Gillespie

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Under her shrewd eye and pen, Sylvia Plath turned everyday objects into haunting images: a “new statue in a drafty museum,” a shadow in a mirror, a slab of soap. Her breathtaking perspectives and unflinching language made her a touchstone for readers seeking to break the silence around issues of trauma, frustration and sexuality. Iseult Gillespie shares why Plath's writing continues to captivate.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Sarah Saidan
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Alexis Godard, Lisa Di Giovanni
  • Compositor Antoine Presles
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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