Birthday Letters: Poems

Birthday Letters: Poems

Ted Hughes


Formerly Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II, the past due Ted Hughes (1930-98) is famous as one of many few modern poets whose paintings has mythic scope and gear. And few episodes in postwar literature have the mythical stature of Hughes's romance with, and marriage to, the good American poet Sylvia Plath.

The poems in Birthday Letters are addressed (with simply exceptions) to Plath, and have been written over a interval of greater than twenty-five years, the 1st many years after her suicide in 1963. a few are love letters, others haunted reminiscences and ruminations. In them, Hughes remembers his and Plath's time jointly, drawing at the strong imagery of his work--animal, vegetable, mythological--as good as on Plath's well-known verse.

Countless books have mentioned the topic of this excessive dating from an important distance, yet this volume--at last--offers us Hughes's personal account. furthermore, it's a really striking selection of pems in its personal right.

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