This paper takes the form of two imaginary meetings with the resurrected figure of the writer Sylvia Plath, in 1967 and 2007, informed by the work of Lieblich (1997) and Speedy (2005; 2007b). It is loosely based on recollections by Al Alvarez (1974:20–53; 2005:29–33), one of the last people to see Plath alive before her death on 13 February 1967, and from Plath's journals (1983). I have drawn from Plath's autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, the many speculations on Plath's last days that provided material for Wintering (Moses, 2003), and from Birthday Letters (1999) — Ted Hughes' poetry collection concerning his marriage to Sylvia Plath.
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