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Sylvia Plath: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
Her frank, confessional style of writing won Sylvia Plath many fans around the world, and she remains very popular over forty years after her death. This CD brings together BBC recordings from the British Library Sound Archive, and includes Plath discussing and reading from her work. A particular highlight is a 1961 recording of a BBC programme Plath recorded with her husband, Ted Hughes, where they talk about their marriage and what it means to live with your muse. Many of these recordings are published here for the first time.

Tracks include:
Two of a Kind - Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes in conversation
The Living Poet - talk with poetry readings
What Made You Stay?
New Comment - a review of ‘Contemporary American Poetry’
and readings of
Leaving Early
Candles
Tulips
The Surgeon at 2 a.m.
Berck-Plage
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Review
Subjects
English language and literature; Literature
Keywords
Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963); poetry

Credits

Contributor
Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£9.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Publisher

Name

British Library Publishing

Web
http://www.bl.uk/publishing External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.

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