1. Ariel's Gift: A Commentary on Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes By Erica Wagner[9780571200856]

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    When Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters was published in 1998, it was greeted with astonishment and acclaim. Few suspected that Ted Hughes had been at work, for a quarter of a century, on a cycle of poems addressed almost entirely to his first wife, the American poet Sylvia Plath.

    In Ariel's Gift, Erica Wagner provides a commentary to the poems in Birthday Letters, pointing the reader towards the events that shaped them, and, crucially, showing how they draw upon Sylvia Plath's own work.

    "[N]ot only informed by Plath's journals and letters, but, more significantly, moonlit throughout by Plath's poetry." -- Times Literary Supplement

    Erica Wagner was born in New York in 1967. She has lived in England since 1986 and is now Literary Editor of The Times, where early versions of parts of Ariel's Gift first appeared. Her fiction has been widely anthologized and broadcast, and her collection of short stories, Gravity, is published by Granta Books.

    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Hardcover: 240
    • Language: English
    • ISBN: 9780571200856

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