- Faber and Faber
- Publication Date:
- 17 March 1999
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As much as I want to hate everything about Ted Hughes, this is a wonderful poetry collection, mostly about his relationship with Sylvia Plath. It's a creepy read.
What a wonderful book of poems that (finally) talk about the great romance between two brilliant poets-- Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. This is the book that Hughes waited all his life, through years of harsh and possibly unfair criticism to publish. This book made me go back to read more Sylvia Plath.
These are good poems, professional and well-written. But they are not great. There are some petty and even malevolent reviews here but let's keep to facts. Sylvia Plath was a minor poet and never approached the power or authenticity of Hughes. Which is perhaps one of the reasons she killed herself. But she got her revenge - finally because of her and for her he produced this introspective domestic collection like Betjeman or even Eliot on a bad day instead of the soaring haunting beauty of his earlier poems. But I do love Fulbright Scholars.
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