Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

The Life of A Poet

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the poet's life and relationships with Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill, and Carol Orchard and his fascination with nature and with the poets of Eastern Europe.

Norton Pub
The first biography since his death of one of the greatest English poets of the twentieth century. Although Ted Hughes's genius was recognized early and he ended his days as England's Poet Laureate, his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. His marriage to the poet Sylvia Plath marked his whole life, and he never entirely recovered from her suicide in 1963. Many people have held his adultery responsible for Plath's death; in this insightful book, Elaine Feinstein explores an altogether more complex situation, and throws a sad new light on his relationship with his lover Assia Wevill, who also killed herself along with their young daughter. Drawing on extensive archival material and interviews with childhood friends, fellow undergraduates, poets, and critics, Feinstein gives a portrait of a large-spirited, magnetic personality intrigued by the forms of magical experience that preoccupied Shakespeare and Yeats, but who was nevertheless a down-to-earth Yorkshire man, whose poetic vision encompassed not only his love of the natural world but also all the evidence of human brutality in the past century. 16 pages of b/w photographs.

Baker
& Taylor

Drawn from archival material and interviews with childhood friends, fellow undergraduates, poets, and critics, a compelling portrait of one of the greatest English poets of the twentieth century details his marriage to poet Syliva Plath and reveals a man whose poetic vision captured his love of the natural world and the evidence of human violence in the past century.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393049671
0393049671
Characteristics: xiv, 273 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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