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Mad Girl's Love Song and Life before Ted,
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This was a fascinating book which has given any scholar or reader of Plath's poetry another dimension in terms of her personality and development as a poet. Previously the focus has always been on how she was shaped by Hughes' and her life with him. This book with interviews of her past friends and boyfriends (some remain taciturn) enriches our understanding of her and her work without the distortion of the previous books which focus on her time with Hughes as if without him she might have never been a superb poet. Now we can see this is not the case.