One of the deepest, loveliest, and most problematic things Janet Malcolm has written. It is so subtle, so patiently analytical, and so true that it is difficult to envisage anyone writing again about Plath and Hughes
An astonishing writer with a grasp of nuance that can be electric
Intellectually explosive, morally challenging and enormous fun
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Janet Malcolm on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 160
‘The Czech word skromnost means “modesty”, but it also carries a mild sense of forelock-tugging humbleness, of knowing one’s place.’
An excerpt from Janet Malcolm’s final book.