Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted Hughes by Andrew Wilson is one of our Book Club books of the week…
Before she met Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath had already lived a complex, creative and disturbing life. Her father had died when she was only eight; she had gone out with literally hundreds of men; had been unofficially engaged; tried to commit suicide and written over 200 poems. Mad Girl’s Love Song traces these early years, the sources of her mental instabilities and examines how a range of personal, economic and societal factors – the real disquieting muses – conspired against her. Re-enlivening Plath by placing her in this new context, Mad Girl’s Love Song is a fresh approach to a fascinating life.
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