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Ariel's gift : Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and the story of Birthday letters

By: Wagner, Erica

0393323013 / 9780393323016
Paperback
821.9'14
16/05/2002
Stock expected by 08/04/2020
21 cm 312 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Faber, 2000; New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.

When Ted Hughes's "Birthday Letters" was published in 1998, it was greeted with astonishment and acclaim, and immediately became a bestseller.

Few suspected that Hughes had been at work for a quarter of a century on this cycle of poems addressed to his first wife, Sylvia Plath. Erica Wagner explores the destructive relationship between the two poets through their lives and their writings.

She provides a commentary to the poems in "Birthday Letters", showing the events that shaped them and showing how they draw upon Plath's own work.

BIC:

BG Biography: general, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets

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