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Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage
Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage
Middlebrook, Diane Wood2004
Review: "Ted Hughes married Sylvia Plath in 1956, at the outset of their brilliant careers. Plath's suicide six and a half years later, for which many held Hughes accountable, changed his life, his closest relationships, his standing in the literary world, and brought new significance to his poetry." "In this new biography of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook presents a portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted - and nourished - his entire life by the aftermath of his first marriage." "Middlebrook presents Hughes as a complicated, conflicted figure: sexually magnetic and shrewd in business. She aruges that plath's suicide, though it devastated Hughes and made him vunerable to the savage attacks of Plath's growing readership, ultimately gave him his true subject - recreating himself for posterity through his marriage to Sylvia Plath and his struggles within his own historical circumstances" -- BOOK JACKET.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography821.914 HUGAvailable