Mad Girl's Love Song:
Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted
by Andrew Wilson
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Biographers of Sylvia Plath take on a daunting task: Who could ever write as much or as well about Plath as Plath did? Plath was obsessed with re-creating her life's story, which she not only transmuted into poetry and fiction but wrestled with in a staggering volume of personal writing. In the overflowing margins of leather-bound pocket calendars, across thousands of pages of journal entries and letters, Plath described the minutia of her days sometimes down to the hour, sparing no one from her exacting, critical eye. Plath's story can even be divined through an incredible store of the stuff of her life. In Plath's archives, scholars can admire her hand-drawn birthday cards or inspect the marginalia in her college textbooks, thumb through her baby album or touch the dress she wore to prom.
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