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Ted Hughes : the life of a poet

Author: Elaine Feinstein
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Although Ted Hughes ended his days as England's beloved poet laureate, his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. He never entirely recovered from the suicide of his wife Sylvia Plath in 1963, for which many have held his adultery responsible. In this insightful biography, the first written since Hughes's death, Elaine Feinstein explores an altogether more complex situation, throwing new light on his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes; Ted Hughes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Feinstein
ISBN: 0393049671 9780393049671
OCLC Number: 47996078
Description: xiv, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
Pembroke College --
St Botolph's --
Plath --
Marriage --
America --
A Family Man --
Devon --
The Single Life --
The Inheritance --
Assia --
Surviving --
The Accused --
Australia --
Responsibility --
The Laureate --
The Goddess --
The Last Flowering.
Responsibility: Elaine Feinstein.

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Although Ted Hughes ended his days as England's beloved poet laureate, his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. He never entirely recovered from the suicide of his wife Sylvia Plath in 1963, for which many have held his adultery responsible. In this insightful biography, the first written since Hughes's death, Elaine Feinstein explores an altogether more complex situation, throwing new light on his relationship with his lover Assia Wevill, who later killed herself along with their young daughter.

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