1. Hughes, T. ‘Sylvia Plath and Her Journals’, Winter Pollen, pp.178-188.

2. Hughes, T. ‘Collecting Sylvia Plath’, Winter Pollen, p.179.

3. “The house in Devon was overshadowed by a giant wych-elm, flanked by two others in a single mass, growing on the shoulder of a moated prehistoric mound”: Ted Hughes’ note for this poem in Sylvia Plath: Collected Poems, p.291.
A photograph of the elms can be seen in a Crowther_Steinberg.pdf ‘These Ghostly Archives 3’. by Gail Crowther and Peter K.Steinberg, Plath Profiles 4, Summer 2011, p.134.

Profiles 4,

4. Hughes, T. Birthday Letters, Faber, 1998, p.131.

5. Plath, A (ed.), Sylvia Plath: Letters Home, p.429.

6. Hughes, T. Birthday Letters, p.138-9.

7. Sevenson, A. Bitter Fame, p.221.

8. ‘Selfhood’ in Jungian psychology is the goal of wholeness which requires a balance between opposing forces of personality.

9. Rákóczi, The Painted Caravan, p. 47.

10. Rákóczi, The Painted Caravan, p. 48.

11. “A revolving dance which her baby son performed at night in his crib”: Ted Hughes’ note to this poem in Sylvia Plath: Collected Poems, p.294.

12. Rákóczi, The Painted Caravan, p.49.

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