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August 2020

‘That was our Place’: The Cambridge of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

Wednesday 5 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  Both Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath attended the University of Cambridge in the 1950’s, but Cambridge has never really featured significantly in literary criticism on the couple, preferring instead to either concentrate on the biographical elements of their lives after the breakdown of the marriage and Plath’s tragic suicide, or the wild landscapes of Hughes’s Yorkshire, or Devon.  In 1998 when Hughes published Birthday Letters, his final, award winning poetry collection, he omitted a poem, in the archive of…

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