Al Alvarez

Standard Name: Alvarez, Al
Used Form: A. Alvarez


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death Sylvia Plath
Christopher Reid 's selection of Ted Hughes's letters has now revealed that after her death Hughes wrote: She asked me for help, as she so often has. I was the only person who could have...
Friends, Associates Sylvia Plath
Al Alvarez , a friend and literary editor at the Observer, described the couple in their new surroundings: Hughes was in command . . . Sylvia seemed effaced, the poet taking a back seat...
Literary responses Patricia Beer
Though Robert Lowell praised the poems in this volume, its reception marked a downturn in PB 's reception. Some established male poets—Alan Brownjohn , Al Alvarez —blamed her for being too crafted, too careful...
Literary responses Sylvia Plath
Critic Eileen Aird sees the poems of The Colossus as indicat[ing] a consciousness of herself as a poet, a craftsman, which is absorbed and transcended in the later work.
Aird, Eileen M. Sylvia Plath. Oliver and Boyd.
In his Observer review, Al Alvarez
Literary responses Sylvia Plath
In an obituary in the Observer on 17 February, Al Alvarez (who later made extensive use of Plath in his study of suicide) called her the most gifted woman poet of our time ....
Literary responses Edith Sitwell
Sitwell was subject to dismissive antifeminist comment from such critics as Geoffrey Grigson and Harold Acton .
Hill, Rosemary. “No False Modesty”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 20, pp. 25-6.
The poets of the Movement were famously dismissive of ES . Al Alvarez published a notorious and...
Textual Production Elizabeth Jennings
EJ published The Mind Has Mountains, a group of poems about her fairly recent mental breakdown and time spent in a mental hospital.
The title, adapted from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins ...


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