Birthday Letters - Ted Hughes

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Birthday Letters - Ted Hughes

With just two exceptions, these 88 poems, in the form of a narrative, are addressed to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom Ted Hughes was married....

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published 18/10/2000 | Suzan
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Pro Ted Hughes at his best
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Whether or not you are a fan of the late former Poet Laureate,it has to be said that he was a master of style and linguistic technique.The poems in this collection are,of course,addressed directly to his late wife,the American poet Sylvia Plath,and were written in the years after her suicide.They are intense,vivid,emotional and often quite disturbing.I cannot pretend that they are easy poems to understand,and you wouldn't want to read them all at once.You need to take them slowly to fully appreciate them.But they are worth the effort.Hughes' love for his tormented wife shines through them,as well as his despair at her untimely death.This collection of poems is Hughes crying "Why?" into the wilderness.Take a deep breath and plunge in.


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With just two exceptions, these 88 poems, in the form of a narrative, are addressed to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom Ted Hughes was married. They were written over a period of more than 25 years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963. Intimate and candid, they cover the whole period of their relationship, from the first meeting to the aftermath of Plath's death, but are largely concerned with the psychological drama that led to the writing of her finest poems and to her death.

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Type: Poetry

Title: Birthday Letters

Author: Ted Hughes

ISBN: 0374112967; 0374525811; 0571194729; 0571194737; 3473309192; 3492228801; 3518223631; 3627000153

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