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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Unseen Sylvia Plath letters claim domestic abuse by Ted Hughes

Unpublished correspondence from poet Sylvia Plath to her former therapist allege her husband Ted Hughes beat her two days before she miscarried their second child and that he told her he wished she was dead. Written between 18 February 1960 and 4 February 1963, a week before her death, the letters cover a period in Plath’s life that has remained elusive to readers and scholars alike. Hughes has said he destroyed Plath's journals from that period to "protect their children".

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