‘Book Bites’ for Monday 11th February 2013

Sylvia Plath reads Lady Lazurus – On this, the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death, the Open Culture website points to a 1962 BBC recording of Plath reading her poem, Lady Lazurus.
The 50 most influential books by women? – On the Guardian Books website, Robert McCrum offers up his opinion on the 50 most influential Anglo-American women who have shaped the ‘literary landscape’. As always when it comes to subjective articles posted on the Guardian website, there are plenty more suggestions in the comments following the post.
15 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read – At Flavorwire, Emily Temple has put together a cracking list of unmissable essays penned by female authors. Highlights for me include Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem, and Virginia Woolf’s Street Haunting (although personally I’d have swapped out Street Haunting for The Death of the Moth).
Which Americans are most read by the French? – Over at The Millions, Anne Korkeakivi attempts to find out which American literary novelists are most read by the French.

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About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).