Lover of Unreason: Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath's Rival and Ted Hughes's Doomed Love by Yehuda Koren, Eilat Negev |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Lover of Unreason: Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath's Rival and Ted Hughes's Doomed Love

Lover of Unreason: Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath's Rival and Ted Hughes's Doomed Love

by Yehuda Koren, Eilat Negev
     
 

My true wife and the best friend I ever had,” wrote Ted Hughes after Assia Wevill’s 1969 suicide. Long seen as the woman who lured Hughes away from Sylvia Plath, Wevill has remained a mysterious figure. Now, for the first time Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev tell the story of Wevill’s remarkable life and the seven years she spent with Hughes before

Overview


My true wife and the best friend I ever had,” wrote Ted Hughes after Assia Wevill’s 1969 suicide. Long seen as the woman who lured Hughes away from Sylvia Plath, Wevill has remained a mysterious figure. Now, for the first time Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev tell the story of Wevill’s remarkable life and the seven years she spent with Hughes before killing herself, and their daughter, in a manner that inevitably recalled Plath’s suicide six years earlier. Drawing on previously unavailable papers, including Wevill’s diaries and intimate correspondence with Hughes, Koren and Negev offer a gripping portrayal of the uneasy life the couple shared under Plath’s long shadow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786721054
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
813,912
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Yehuda Koren, a freelance journalist for the British, Israeli, and German press, and Eilat Negev, the senior literary correspondent for Yedioth Achronoth, previously co-authored In Our Hearts We Were Giants. Yehuda Koren, a freelance journalist for the British, Israeli, and German press, and Eilat Negev, the senior literary correspondent for Yedioth Achronoth, previously co-authored In Our Hearts We Were Giants.

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