Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sylvia Plath's Opening Line

The opening line of The Bell Jar reads it was a hot, sulty summer, the summer they killed the Rosenbergs, and I have no idea what I was doing in New York.

1953 was also the year Eisenhower took office and Charlie Chaplin left the United States, never to return.

I was trying for a napkin brainstorm starting with the idea "Plath" would tell the story about her month in New York that changed her life forever. I also enjoyed finding lots of words to play around with.

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