On [:] Suburb | Sylvia Plath, 1963

Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett

“The domesticated wilderness of pine, maple and oak rolled to a halt and stuck in the frame of the train window like a bad picture. […]
I stepped from the air-conditioned compartment on to the station platform, and the motherly breath of the suburbs enfolded me. It smelt of lawn sprinklers and station-wagons and tennis rackets and dogs and babies.

A summer calm laid its soothing hand over everything, like death. ”

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, 1963

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