Her Husband Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath--A Marriage

ISBN-10: 0142004871
ISBN-13: 9780142004876
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Description: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath were husband and wife; they were also two of the most remarkable poets of the twentieth century. In this stunning new account of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook draws on a trove of newly available papers to craft a  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath were husband and wife; they were also two of the most remarkable poets of the twentieth century. In this stunning new account of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook draws on a trove of newly available papers to craft a beautifully written portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband hauntedand nourishedhis entire life by his relationship to Sylvia Plath. Her Husbandis a triumph of the biographers art and an up-close look at a couple who saw each other as the means to becoming who they wanted to be: writers and mythic representations of a whole generation.

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Becoming Her Husband
Meeting (1956)
Ted Huge
Flashy American
The "Diary I"
Romance (1956)
The White Goddess: "Song"
Plath's Idyll
"To Ariadne, Deserted by Theseus"
His Family (1956)
Leo
William Henry Hughes (1894-1981)
Edith Farrar Hughes (1898-1969)
Gerald Hughes (1920- )
Struggling (1956-1963)
Rabbit Stew
Silent Strangers
Complicated Animals
Earth Mother
The Luxury of Solitude
Prospering (1957-1963)
Money
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Literary London
Homemaking
Literary Lion
Fertility
Separating (1962- )
"The Rabbit Catcher"
He Said, She Said
Parting (1962-1963)
Plath Turns Thirty: Ariel
"Daddy"
London on Her Own
Doubletake
Husbandry (1963-1998)
Hughes's Tribe
Hughes's Ariel
The Wodwo and the Crow
Stewardship
Curing Himself (1967-1998)
"Knot of Obsessions"
Sinking into Folk-Tale
From "Relic Husband" to "Her Husband"
The Magical Dead (1984-1998)
Poet of England
The Drama of Completion
CODA: Naked (1998- )
Sources and Notes
Bibliography
Index

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