"The bountiful Spoken Word series of compact discs, published by the British Library in conjunction with the BBC, continues with Sylvia Plath. It contains a variety of material, including readings from Plath's brief professional life and a radio review of Donald Hall's Contemporary American Poetry (1962). . . . Of greatest interest, however, is a twenty-minute interview, conducted by the BBC's Owen Leeming, with Plath and Ted Hughes togehter."
(Times Literary Supplement
“A new CD from the British Library bringing all of her surviving BBC broadcasts together for the first time has been hailed by scholars of the American feminist icon, who gassed herself at the age of 30, for unmasking the real person behind the tragic myth which has developed since her suicide in 1963.”—Independent
(Jonathan Brown Independent
“Astonishingly rare recordings."—P. Viktor
"The Spoken Word offers a strongly renewed appreciation for Plath's poetic brilliance--and her demons. . . . This CD preserves Sylvia Plath's strong voice as it was, even as it cannot admit dialogue beyond what took place nearly half a century ago."--Rain Taxi
(James Naiden Rain Taxi