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Her Husband: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath--A Marriage

Her Husband: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath--A Marriage
Author: Diane Middlebrook
ISBN 13: 9780142004876
ISBN 10: 142004871
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2004-08-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $16.00

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath were husband and wife; they were also two of the most remarkable poets of the twentieth century. In this stunning new account of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook draws on a trove of newly available papers to craft a beautifully written portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted—and nourished—his entire life by his relationship to Sylvia Plath.

Her Husband is a triumph of the biographer's art and an up-close look at a couple who saw each other as the means to becoming who they wanted to be: writers and mythic representations of a whole generation.

The New York Times

Because the marriage was an emotionally fraught and artistically productive relationship, the narrative of Her Husband cannot help but fascinate, providing new tidbits of information and insight to anyone who has followed the melodrama of the poets' relationship and the scholarly deconstruction of their art and their lives.—Michiko Kakutani