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
Diane Middlebrook is the author of two highly praised, bestselling biographies, Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton and Anne Sexton: A Biography, which was a National Book Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
Diane MiddlebrookÆs shrewd and compelling biography . . . is a book of mysteries, delicately revealed. (O Magazine)
A deep, rich, and satisfying biography of a marriageù 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)