The Resource Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage, Diane Middlebrook

Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage, Diane Middlebrook

Label
Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage
Title
Her husband
Title remainder
Hughes and Plath--a marriage
Statement of responsibility
Diane Middlebrook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ted Hughes married Sylvia Plath in 1956, at the outset of their brilliant careers. Plath's suicide six and a half years later, for which many held Hughes accountable, changed his life, his closest relationships, his standing in the literary world, and brought new significance to his poetry." "In this new biography of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook presents a portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted - and nourished - his entire life by the aftermath of his first marriage. How marriages fail and how men fail in marriages is one of the book's central themes." "Drawing on a trove of newly available papers, Middlebrook presents Hughes as a complicated, conflicted figure: sexually magnetic, fiercely ambitious, immensely caring, and shrewd in business. She argues that Plath's suicide, though it devastated Hughes and made him vulnerable to the savage attacks of Plath's growing readership, ultimately gave him his true subject - re-creating himself for posterity through his marriage to Sylvia Plath and his struggles within his own historical circumstances."--BOOK JACKET
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Middlebrook, Diane Wood
Dewey number
  • 821/.914
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6058.U37
LC item number
Z76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Poets, English
  • Poets, American
  • Married people
  • Authors' spouses
  • Hughes, Ted
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Poètes anglais
  • Poètes américains
  • Couples mariés
  • Écrivains
Label
Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage, Diane Middlebrook
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-350) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 361 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035616488
Label
Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage, Diane Middlebrook
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-350) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 361 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035616488

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