02 May 2012

Sylvia Plath's "queer and sultry summer"

The Guardian recently ran "The 10 best first lines in fiction." The first lines of Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar made the list, coming in at number 8. Of course the blurb under the quote has it a little wrong: Plath died about a month after it was published, not the month before, but whatever...It's only the details, right?

At some point, The American Book Review ran the top 100 lines, and The Bell Jar finished 67th.

1 comment :

Carl Rollyson said...

One of the great things about this blog is that it gets the details RIGHT.

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