Hughes and Plath-A Marriage
Narrated by Bernadette Dunne / 11 hours 9 minutes
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, and his standing in the literary world, and it brought new significance to his poetry.In this stunning new biography of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook presents a portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband who was 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. Middlebrook argues that Plath's devastating suicide ultimately gave him his true subject: recreating himself for posterity through his struggles with his marriage and his own historical circumstances.
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