Tuesday, June 11, 2013

News at Eleven: During this period, she [Sylvia Plath] gave birth

to her two children, but it was also a time characterised by her desperate possessiveness of [Ted] Hughes. She suffered a miscarriage, which was then followed by an appendectomy--her various experiences in hospital greatly influenced her work.

The highlight of this section, and perhaps of the entire evening, was undeniably the jubilant Morning Song, in which Plath expresses her joy at the birth of her daughter, Frieda [Hughes]. The poem contains the famous line: Love set you going like a fat gold watch

from The Telegraph: An evening with Sylvia Plath, review


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