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Ted Hughes - The Unauthorised Life

Jonathan Bate

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Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of fishing and beasts in brooding landscapes. With an equal gift for poetry and prose, and with a soul as capacious as any poet in history, he was also a prolific children's writer and has been hailed as the greatest English letter-writer since John Keats. His magnetic personality and insatiable appetite for friendship, love, and life also attracted more scandal than any poet since Lord Byron. His lifelong quest to come to terms with the suicide of his first wife, Sylvia Plath, is the saddest and most infamous moment in the public history of modern poetry. Hughes left behind a more complete archive of notes and journals than any other major poet, including thousands of pages of drafts, unpublished poems, and memorandum books that make up an almost complete record of Hughes's inner life, which he preserved for posterity. Renowned scholar Jonathan Bate has spent five years in the Hughes archives, unearthing a wealth of new material. His book offers, for the first time, the full story of Hughes's life as it was lived, remembered, and reshaped in his art. It is a book that honors, though not uncritically, Hughes's poetry and the art of life-writing, approached by his biographer with an honesty answerable to Hughes's own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Grady

Length:

25h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:00:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:16:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

49:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:07:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:03:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:03:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

53:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

56:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

37:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

54:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

46:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

48:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

44:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

51:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:16:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:05:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

36:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:14:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:38