Lucas Myers: The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath (front cover)

Lucas Myers: The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath (front cover)

Lucas Myers: The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath (back cover)

Lucas Myers: The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath (back cover)

The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Author: Myers, Lucas

Published by Richard Hollis, 2011

This is Lucas Myers's memoir of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. This book has been a long time in the making and could also be regarded as a follow-up to Lucas's Crow Steered, Bergs Appeared and his efforts in getting a book project underway collecting essays in memory of Ted Hughes, which included a long contribution from Lucas.

Three other essays from that book have been published in the meantime:

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Cambridge in the 1950s
  • Yorkshire
  • Saint Botolph's Review
  • Floor Space
  • The Essential Self
  • Difficulties of a Bridegroom
  • In America
  • The Essential Voice
  • Olwyn
  • The Bell Jar
  • Sylvia and Assia
  • Devon: Court Green
  • Accusations
  • Reputations
  • Otto and Aurelia
  • The Ariel Voice
  • Before Ted
  • The Fifty-Ninth Bear
  • The Ego
  • Myth, Healing, Predation
  • Ted and Sylvia