Laying Blame: The Legacy of Sylvia Plath

PlathAs the fiftieth anniversary of her death comes to a close, poet and teacher Mark Wunderlich writes about the life and legacy of Sylvia Plath: “I had been thinking about Plath and talking about her with other poets and readers for years. In almost every conversation, the matter of her suicide was inevitably mentioned….How was it that we had come to see her creative work as a sort of extended suicide note, rather than as the work of an emerging poet whose career and output had been cut short by a tragic, early death?”
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