Heather Clark: The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

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The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

Author: Clark, Heather

Published by Oxford Unversity Press, 2011

According to Oxford University Press, the book presents the first intertextual analysis of Plath's and Hughes's poetry since the opening of the Archive at Emory University. It also contains analyses of unpublished manuscripts, including Hughes's Birthday Letters poems and a selection of Plath's lost novel, Falcon Yard.

Contents:

Introduction

  1. Affinities and Assimilations
  2. Secret Anxieties
  3. The Other Two
  4. Colonial Contexts
  5. The Early Dialogue
  6. Disarming the Enemy
  7. Tracking the Thought-Fox
  8. Hughes's Plath
  9. Crow and Counter-revision
  10. The Old Factory Demolished: Wodwo to Moortown
  11. Fixed Stars: Birthday Letters

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