The first edition of Sylvia Plath’s Journals edited by Ted Hughes and Frances MacCullagh, was published in 1982, one year after the appearance of her Collected Poems. Eighteen years later, in 2000, Karen V. Kukil edited a full, unabridged version of the Journals, using the 23 extant handwritten and typed manuscripts that span Plath’s adult life, from her years as a student at Smith College to the period shortly before her death. The Journals shed light not only on Plath’s thoughts about writing, but also on her creative process. They are clearly personal documents about her feelings, but were also a space in which she could try out ideas and note incidents and thoughts that she would later transform through language, either in her prose writing or in her poetry.
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