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The grief of influence : Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

Author: Heather L Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Throughout their marriage, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes engaged in a complex and continually evolving poetic dialogue about writing, love, and grief. Although scholars have commented extensively on the biographical details of Plath's and Hughes' marriage, few have undertaken a systematic intertextual analysis of the poets' work.This book reappraises this extraordinary literary partnership, and shows that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
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Named Person: Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes; Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Sylvia Plath; Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather L Clark
ISBN: 9780199558193 0199558191
OCLC Number: 646393892
Description: 258 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Affinities and assimilations --
Secret anxieties --
The other two --
Colonial contexts --
The early dialogue, 1956-1962 --
Disarming the enemy --
Tracking the thought-fox --
Hughes's Plath --
Crow and counter-revision --
The old factory demolished : Wodwo to River --
Fixed stars : birthday letters.
Responsibility: Heather Clark.
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The Grief of Influence follows Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes through alternating periods of collaboation and competition, showing how each poet forged a voice both through and against the other's, and  Read more...

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Heather Clark has given the story a new twist ... chapters on Hughes and the late Plath are excellently done. They document vividly and with scholarly authority how creatively involved the couple Read more...

 
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