New York Icons: ‘The Bell Jar’ & ‘Siembra’

November 14, 2019

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The New York album “Siembra” and the New York book “The Bell Jar.”

The New York album “Siembra” and the New York book “The Bell Jar.”

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Book cover courtesy of Faber and Faber. Album cover courtesy of La Tierra Sound Studios.

Studio 360’s American Icon series has explored dozens of influential works of art and entertainment that have shaped who we are as Americans. Now we turn to our hometown of New York for a new batch of Icons stories about works of art that were born in the city and impacted the lives of people everywhere. This hour: the 1963 book “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath, and the 1978 salsa album “Siembra” by Ruben Blades and Willie Colón.

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