August 6th, 2011
Just a tip on this interesting and well-written article on Plath, how TBJ is still popular and, of course, re. Ted Hughes:
In 1972, the feminist poet Robin Morgan published a poem called “The Arraignment,“ which contained this memorable rhyme:
She was accusing him, more or less, of the murder of Sylvia Plath, and the accusation was taken up by many other women. Because Plath died intestate, Hughes now controlled her estate, and denied various permissions to whomever he deemed unworthy. He had also destroyed the last volume of her journals“”to protect the children, he said, but he looked like a man trying to cover something up. Plath’s gravestone, which had been engraved with her married name, was continually defaced: each time it was repaired, women would come back and chip Hughes’s name off it again.