Posted by Shar on January 24, 2002, at 10:20:02
In reply to Re: WARNING, posted by kid_A on January 22, 2002, at 12:27:59
As always, we get to see more than one viewpoint regarding this issue, which is a good thing. Sad books, movies, etc. in general, I avoid. I figure why pay money for what I have for free every day----yes, that is supposed to be something of a joke...
I was saved any possible exacerbation of my condition with respect to Plath, because I never understood her writing. And, I never read Sexton. So, I can't comment directly on the issue, but that never stopped me before.
I did read Lonesome Dove a while back at the urging of a friend, and THAT turned me into a crying machine for about a month.
Mainly, I just wanted to applaud the expression of different points of view in this forum.
> > Slyvia stuck her head in the oven. Anne also did away with herself. It makes you wonder whether their insight is worth considering.
> i think it makes their words all the more relevant, perhaps they made the wrong choice in their suicides, but thats not for me to say. at the very least i can say that they seem to be familiar with the same feelings that i have had, and that is enough for me to validate their words.