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Pop culture has reduced OCD to quirks and punchlines, making a mockery of those who live with the condition
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Pop culture has reduced OCD to quirks and punchlines, making a mockery of those who live with the condition

From Monica Geller in Friends and Dr Kevin Casey in Scrubs, to Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, OCD and its sufferers have been problematically represented by popular culture through decades, thereby reducing their struggles to mere punchlines and quirks.

On the 85th birth anniversary of Sylvia Plath, a look at some of her stirring verses
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On the 85th birth anniversary of Sylvia Plath, a look at some of her stirring verses

Sylvia Plath won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems in 1982.

Sylvia Plath's unpublished letters alleging Ted Hughes of domestic abuse found
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Sylvia Plath's unpublished letters alleging Ted Hughes of domestic abuse found

In these letters, Sylvia Plath says that Ted Hughes wanted her dead and that he beat her shortly before she had a miscarriage.

The Namesake's Gogol, Roald Dahl's Matilda and other literary heroes who deserve a comeback
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The Namesake's Gogol, Roald Dahl's Matilda and other literary heroes who deserve a comeback

Here are five iconic literary characters with whom we’d like to go back to the future.