Birthday Letters

Birthday Letters Formerly Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II the late Ted Hughes is recognized as one of the few contemporary poets whose work has mythic scope and power And few episodes in postwar literatur

  • Title: Birthday Letters
  • Author: Ted Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780374525811
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Formerly Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II, the late Ted Hughes 1930 98 is recognized as one of the few contemporary poets whose work has mythic scope and power And few episodes in postwar literature have the legendary stature of Hughes s romance with, and marriage to, the great American poet Sylvia Plath.The poems in Birthday Letters are addressed with just two exceFormerly Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II, the late Ted Hughes 1930 98 is recognized as one of the few contemporary poets whose work has mythic scope and power And few episodes in postwar literature have the legendary stature of Hughes s romance with, and marriage to, the great American poet Sylvia Plath.The poems in Birthday Letters are addressed with just two exceptions to Plath, and were written over a period of than twenty five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963 Some are love letters, others haunted recollections and ruminations In them, Hughes recalls his and Plath s time together, drawing on the powerful imagery of his work animal, vegetable, mythological as well as on Plath s famous verse.Countless books have discussed the subject of this intense relationship from a necessary distance, but this volume at last offers us Hughes s own account Moreover, it is a truly remarkable collection of poems in its own right.

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