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Her Husband

Hughes and Plath-A Marriage

By Diane Middlebrook
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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Narrator Bernadette Dunne
ISBN 9781481599603
Length 11 hours 9 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #112,442 Overall
Genre Rank #7,318 in Biography & Memoir

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