Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 273 pàgines
This volume is a biography of English poet and children's writer Ted Hughes (1930-1998). Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. Hughes was married to American poet Sylvia Plath, from 1956 until her suicide in 1963 at the age of 30. His part in the relationship became controversial to some feminists and (particularly) American admirers of Plath. Hughes life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. He never entirely recovered from Plath's death, for which many have held his adultery responsible. The author explores a complex situation, throwing new light on Hughes' relationship with Assia Wevill, who later killed herself along with their young daughter.
 

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Revisió d'Usuari  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

This is a truly sympathetic biography of Hughes and yet, it does display at least some of the warts. For any man, the suicide of two wives would be hard to bear: however much one justified the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - baswood - LibraryThing

A good biography of the poet for those of us who want a reasonably non judgemental view of an extraordinary life. The book is very well written and gallops through the poets life wthout hardly missing ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Continguts

Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction
1
Childhood
5
Pembroke College
21
St Botolphs
36
Plath
50
Marriage
62
America
76
Surviving
174
The Accused
187
Australia
197
Responsibility
207
The Laureate
218
The Goddess
225
The Last Flowering
237
Epilogue
243

A Family Man
94
Devon
111
The Single Life
125
The Inheritance
144
Assia
162
Notes
245
Select Bibliography
261
Index
265
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Sobre l'autor (2003)

She is a prize-winning poet, novelist & biographer was made a fellow of the royal Society of Literature in 1980 & has written biographies of D. H. Lawrence, Marina Tsvetayeva & Aleksandr Pushkin.

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