Her Husband

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Her Husband

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath--A Marriage

By Diane Wood Middlebrook

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142004876, 361pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2004

Description
Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath were husband and wife; they were also two of the most remarkable poets of the twentieth century. In this stunning new account of their marriage, Diane Middlebrook draws on a trove of newly available papers to craft a beautifully written portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted?and nourished?his entire life by his relationship to Sylvia Plath.

"Her Husband" is a triumph of the biographer's art and an up-close look at a couple who saw each other as the means to becoming who they wanted to be: writers and mythic representations of a whole generation.




About the Author
Dianne Wood Middlebrook is the author of several volumes of poetry and critism as well as the prizewinning bestseller Anne Sexton: A biography. The recipient of many fellowships and awards, she is a professor of English at Stanford University, where she has also served as the director of the center for research on women. She currently lives in San Francisco.


Praise For Her Husband

Diane Middlebrook├ćs shrewd and compelling biography . . . is a book of mysteries, delicately revealed. (O Magazine)

A deep, rich, and satisfying biography of a marriage├╣ harrowing and ironic, playful and grave. (The Washington Post Book World)

Unquestionably the best book written thus far on these complicated geniuses. (The Baltimore Sun)