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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Moving, 21 May 2010
This review is from: Sylvia Plath (Spoken Word) (The spoken Word) (Audio CD)
This BBC recording os Sylvia Plath's poetry is very clear and pleasant to hear. It is 73 minutes in duration. Included are two interviews, one with her at-the-time husband Ted Hughes and the second with Sylvia answering the question why she stayed in England. At the end of the recording Plath comments on trends in modern American poetry, including quotes from the work of 6 poets, including Robert Bly and James Merrill--and these are quite brilliant analyses. This was an unexpected bonus! Also, I count 12 individual poems, with individual introductions by Ms. Plath to 8 of them.

Some poets, in my mind, are not as good at reading their poetry as they are in writing it. Consequently, at times I have preferred readings of some works by actors, instead of their poets. This is not the case with Ms. Plath. She reads beautifully and makes her own words, as well as the poetry of others, more easily comprehensible. Her style reminds me, some, of the way Dylan Thomas read his poetry, assertively, powerfully and with little held back.

This recording is among my treasured poetry possessions, for sure.
Highly recommended.
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