Tuesday, March 12, 2013

News at Eleven: Few subjects have proved as seductive

as Sylvia Plath.

In the decades since her death in 1963, Plath "has been dissected, analysed, reinterpreted, reinvented, fictionalised, and in some cases completely fabricated," laments Frieda Hughes, her surviving child. Her story has long been seen as a kind of "mysterious dream" upon which the public projects its own fantasies and desires, observed Ted Hughes, her estranged husband and literary guardian until he died in 1998.

from The Economist: The blood jet of poetry


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