Sylvia Plath's Unpublished Letters Show Domestic Abuse

Sylvia Plath Abuse
Another day, another shocking claim of domestic abuse revealing itself to us; this time from long-lost documents written by The Bell Jar author Sylvia Plath.

Unseen letters by the American poet and writer claim domestic abuse against her estranged husband Ted Hughes. Some allegedly state that Hughes beat her and wanted her dead just days before her miscarriage, the Guardian reports.

It is no secret that the pair maintained a tumultuous relationship and marriage, however, these two new allegations are apparently only part of a larger collection described by Plath, in a number of letters to her former therapist Dr. Ruth Barnhouse.

Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes
The unseen letters, dated between 18 February 1960 and 4 February 1963, the letters remain at the center of a legal debate, with academics and enthusiasts speculating that they may provide new revelations about Plath in the final years of her life.

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