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The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath

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Sylvia Plath is widely regarded as one of the most influential American authors of the twentieth century. Her frank, confessional style of writing, combined with her marriage to fellow poet Ted Hughes and her tragic suicide at age thirty have created an enduring literacy legacy and public fascination.

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Audio CD, 1 page
Published July 15th 2010 by British Library
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Fiona
"I have let things slip, a thirty-year-old cargo boat
stubbornly hanging on to my name and address.
They have swabbed me clear of my loving associations.
Scared and bare on the green plastic-pillowed trolley
I watched my teaset, my bureaus of linen, my books
Sink out of sight, and the water went over my head.
I am a nun now, I have never been so pure.

I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted
To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.
How free it is, you have no idea how free——
The peacefuln
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Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
to hear sylvia plath reading is to reexperience the world. you were not yet born. to hear her in interview with her husband is to cast light on the difficulty of being even a privileged woman unable to fit into that so small buzzing box.
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reissued Plath audio
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