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A short article by English Department staff member Rudolph Glitz has recently been published in The Explicator and is now freely available via Open Access. It proposes a new reading of Sylvia Plath's most famous and controversial poem "Daddy" (1963), one that prioritises the speaker's marital break-up over her father complex.

Read the article: Plath’s DADDY as a Break-up Letter

If you're not familiar with the poem, you might want to listen to the author's own profoundly moving reading of it on YouTube:

dr. R.W.H. (Rudolph) Glitz

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur