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Birthday letters

Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux edView all editions and formats
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Love poems from a husband to a wife who committed suicide. The writer is poet laureate to Queen Elizabeth II. His wife, Sylvie Plath, who was also a poet, gassed herself in 1963 after writing, "Dying is an art, like everything else." The couple are still the subject of controversy in England, some claiming he drove her to it, others that she was an impossible wife.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0374112967 9780374112967 0374525811 9780374525811 0374958068 9780374958060
OCLC Number: 38308401
Notes: Poems.
"Published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by Faber & Faber Limited, London"--Title page verso.
Awards: Whitbread Book of the Year, 1998.
Description: 197 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Fulbright Scholars --
Caryatids (1) --
Caryatids (2) --
Visit --
Sam --
The Tender Place --
St. Botolph's --
The Shot --
Trophies --
18 Rugby Street --
The Machine --
God Help the Wolf after Whom the Dogs Do Not Bark --
Fidelity --
Fate Playing --
The Owl --
A Pink Wool Knitted Dress --
Your Paris --
You Hated Spain --
Moonwalk --
Drawing --
Fever --
55 Eltisley --
Chaucer --
Ouija --
The Earthenware Head --
Wuthering Heights --
The Chipmunk --
Horoscope --
Flounders --
The Blue Flannel Suit --
Child's Park --
9 Willow Street --
The Literary Life --
The Bird --
Astringency --
The Badlands --
Fishing Bridge --
The 59th Bear --
Grand Canyon --
Karlsbad Caverns --
Black Coat --
Portraits --
Stubbing Wharfe --
Remission --
Isis --
Epiphany --
The Gypsy --
A Dream --
The Minotaur --
The Pan --
Error --
The Lodger --
Daffodils --
The Afterbirth --
Setebos --
A Short Film --
The Rag Rug --
The Table --
Apprehensions --
Dream Life --
Perfect Light --
The Rabbit Catcher --
Suttee --
The Bee God --
Being Christlike --
The Beach --
Dreamers --
Fairy Tale --
The Blackbird --
Totem --
Robbing Myself --
Blood and Innocence --
Costly Speech --
The Inscription --
Night-Ride on Ariel --
Telos --
Brasilia --
The Cast --
The Ventriloquist --
Life after Death --
The Hands --
The Prism --
The God --
Freedom of Speech --
A Picture of Otto --
Fingers --
The Dogs Are Eating Your Mother --
Red.
Responsibility: Ted Hughes.

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Love poems from a husband to a wife who committed suicide. The writer is poet laureate to Queen Elizabeth II. His wife, Sylvie Plath, who was also a poet, gassed herself in 1963 after writing, "Dying is an art, like everything else." The couple are still the subject of controversy in England, some claiming he drove her to it, others that she was an impossible wife.

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