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Sylvia Plath’s Letters Published

Sylvia Plath’s Letters PublishedSylvia Plath’s Letters Published

The letters written by American poet and writer Sylvia Plath (1932-63) have been collected for the first time, edited by Peter K. Steinberg, an archivist specializing in Plath, and Karen V. Kukil, the editor of Plath’s journals.

According to The New York Times, the first volume, attractive, immense and done up in trendy millennial pink, is out in 1,424 pages. It is published by Harper Collins Publishers headquartered in New York.

‘The Letters of Sylvia Plath’ is the breathtaking compendium of the prolific writer’s correspondence with more than 120 people, including family, friends, contemporaries and colleagues.

In 1951, Plath signed off on a letter to her mother: “The only quiet woman is a dead one.” Twelve years later, Plath would kill herself in her London flat on a winter morning, while her small children slept in the next room and her husband English poet and writer Ted Hughes (1930-98) was off with another woman.

This scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters ends with her marriage. Shedding new light on Plath’s published works, her relationship with Hughes and suicide at age 30, her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations.


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