Ted Hughes

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Standard Name: Hughes, Ted

Connections

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Anthologization Elaine Feinstein
EF was elated when she was invited by Faber and Faber to contribute to Poetry: introduction 1, 1969 (at the instigation, she said, of Ted Hughes ). Her elation was short-lived since this news...
Anthologization Seamus Heaney
SH issued from Faber his translation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf (commissioned for the NortonAnthology of English Literature), which he dedicated to the memory of Ted Hughes .
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
5035 (1 October 1999): 9
Beowulf. Heaney, SeamusTranslator , Faber, 1999.
prelims
Anthologization Kathleen Nott
In 1965 KN was included in a 24-page poetry anthology, Moments of Truth, published by Roy Lewis at the Keepsake Press at Richmond in Surrey, along with nineteen other poets including Thom Gunn
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
SP 's daughter, Frieda Rebecca , was born at home in the flat which she and Ted Hughes occupied in London.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.
xiii, 132
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
SP 's son, Nicholas Farrar Hughes , was born at home in Plath's and Hughes 's house, Court Green in Devon, and named after the seventeenth-century Nicholas Ferrar , whom Ted Hughes claimed as...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
During a visit to SP by her mother , Ted Hughes divided his time between Devon and London, between Sylvia and Assia . He and Plath had all but separated.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anne Stevenson
He came back into her adult life in September 1953, and finally the Great Marriage Problem seemed settled.
Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series. Gale Research, 1984.
9: 279
American boyfriends tried to dissuade her, but she ignored them boneheadedly.
Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series. Gale Research, 1984.
9: 279
She...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
SP saw a lawyer about suing Ted Hughes for divorce.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.
165
Family and Intimate relationships Emma Tennant
ET began a relationship with Michael Dempsey that lasted during the 1970s. This was followed by another long-term partnership, with writer Tim Owens , which proved to be her final one.
Montague-Smith, Patrick, editor. Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage. Debrett’s Peerage and Gale Research, 1976.
Haffenden, John, and Emma Tennant. “John Haffenden talks to Emma Tennant”. The Literary Review, pp. 37 -41.
37
She also had...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
At Cambridge she met Ted Hughes , a British poet and fellow-student: his first passionate note to her is dated March 1956. In later letters he used an insistent baby-talk perhaps modelled on the Journal...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
SP married Ted Hughes at the Church of St George the Martyr in Bloomsbury, London, on James Joyce 's Bloomsday.
Wagner-Martin, Linda. Sylvia Plath: A Biography. Simon and Schuster, 1987.
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Butscher, Edward. Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness. Seabury Press, 1976.
189
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
Ted Hughes continued throughout the rest of his life to be frequently unfaithful to his primary relationship, which has in turn made difficulties for researchers. Carol Hughes , his widow, withdrew authorization from Jonathan Bate...
Friends, Associates Ruth Fainlight
RF and her husband met Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in 1961, on the occasion of Hughes's winning the Hawthornden Prize, as Alan Sillitoe had done the previous year. The foursome first met, Fainlight recalled...
Friends, Associates Ruth Fainlight
The friendship of herself and her husband with Ted Hughes survived Plath's death. RF later remembered Hughes and Assia Wevill sharing their wretchedness in the weeks immediately after the catastrophe, but remembered also making Assia...
Friends, Associates Sylvia Plath
David and Assia Wevill , a Canadian poet and his wife who had rented SP 's and Ted Hughes 's former flat in London, visited them for a weekend in Devon.
Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.
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Timeline

13 September 1956
Ted Hughes published his poetry volume The Hawk in the Rain.
Borne Back Daily.
13 September 2010
Late August 1968
Two poets, John Moat and John Fairfax , launched the Arvon Foundation with a poetry course at Beaford Arts Centre (in a Victorian house in rural north Devon). Ted Hughes was guest reader on this course.
1980
Ted Hughes published Crow, a poetry volume which became, by poetry standards, a bestseller.
By late October 1989
Ted Hughes published his Moortown Diary, which Tom Paulin has called his masterpiece.
1998-9
In a league table of sales in verse for these years, published by the Guardian in October 2000, Ted Hughes was the highest with 172,174, Seamus Heaney second with 34,690, and Carol Ann Duffy third...
18 October 1998
Ten days before Poet Laureate Ted Hughes died, the Sunday Times carried his poem entitled The Offers, which he had excluded from both his books published this year, Birthday Letters (his last major collection)...
28 October 1998
Ted Hughes , Poet Laureate and widower of Sylvia Plath , died.
The Ted Hughes Homepage.
6 October 2010
A previously unknown poem by Ted Hughes , Last Letter, became available to the public when it was read on the BBC 's Channel 4 News by Jonathan Pryce .
Kennedy, Maev. “Unknown poem reveals Ted Hughes’ torment over death of Sylvia Plath”. The Guardian.