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The 'Ariel' Poems: A Return to Form

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The 'Ariel' Poems: A Return to Form

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The 'Ariel' Poems: A Return to Form

The 'Ariel' Poems: A Return to Form

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It's been nearly 40 years since Sylvia Plath's last poetic compilation, Ariel was published. The collection was edited by — or some might even say tampered with — Plath's husband, the poet Ted Hughes. Now the collection has been re-released exactly as Sylvia Plath left it. Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes, talks about Ariel: The Restored Edition and her mother's legacy.