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Postdoctoral researcher, William Wootten, publishes new article on Sylvia Plath and Al Alvarez

29 October 2010

William Wootten, postdoctoral researcher for the AHRC Penguin Archive, has recently published an article on Sylvia Plath's literary relationship with Al Alvarez in the Cambridge Quarterly journal.

William Wootten, postdoctoral researcher for the AHRC Penguin Archive, has published an article on Sylvia Plath's literary relationship with Al Alvarez in the Cambridge Quarterly journal. The article, entitled "‘That Alchemical Power’: The Literary Relationship of A. Alvarez and Sylvia Plath", is an important reassessment of Plath's poetic reputation by examining her interest in Alvarez's introductory essay to the Penguin bestselling The New Poetry, and Alvarez's role in the publication and promotion of Plath's work.

The article appears in Volume 39 Issue 3, 2010, of the Cambridge Quarterly.