Ted Hughes was one of the greatest English poets of the 20th century, yet his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. He was marked by his relationship with Sylvia Plath and he never entirely recovered from her suicide in 1963.
Elaine Feinstein explores their complex marriage and gives the first full account of his affair with Assia Wevill. Hughes later had a child with Assia, who killed herself along with their only daughter.
This biography, the first since Hughes's death, tells the story of an exceptional poet, and a large-spirited, magnetic personality who enriched any company he entered.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2002
- 127 x 194mm