Page 226. " I pictured the snowflakey Grandma Moses villages "
A painting by Grandma Moses
Creative Commons AttributionA painting by Grandma Moses - Credit: F Delventhal, Flickr
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), usually known as 'Grandma Moses', was an American folk artist who lived for most of her life near Hoosick Falls in New York State, and began painting when she was in her seventies.

As an artist, she specialised in brightly-coloured, homely, rural landscapes, painted in what is usually described as a 'primitive' style.


Page 233. " There ought, I thought, to be a ritual for being born twice - patched, retreaded and approved for the road "

Like Esther Greenwood, Sylvia Plath also left hospital in January 1954, 'patched, retreaded and approved for the road'.

She returned to Smith College in February 1954 to repeat the second semester of her junior year and, following completion of her senior year, eventually graduated in the summer of 1955.

Listen to Sylvia Plath reading Lady Lazarus which deals with the theme of suicide and resurrection: