‘Mad Men’ Invokes a Jewy Sylvia Plath Poem

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Last night's episode was titled "Lady Lazarus," which fellow lit nerds will recognize as the title of a famous Sylvia Plath poem. Several of the characters' lives had moments that seemed reminiscent of Plath's own, including a small but meaningful turn by Alexis "Rory Gilmore" Bledel (pictured) as a depressed suburban wife who quietly tolerates her husband's cheating. "Lady Lazarus" is full of religious symbolism - Lazarus rose from the dead, if you'll remember - and also references to the … [Read more...]


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