ARIEL'S GIFT: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and the Story of "Birthday Letters."
Edition: First US printing.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1998, twenty-five years after Plath's suicide, Ted Hughes published "Birthday Letters," a cycle of poems addressed to his Plath, his first wife. Without casting blame, this book explores the destructive relationship between these two poets through their lives and their writings - she shows the events that shaped the "Birthday Letters" and also how they drew upon Plath's own work. Includes references, bibliography, a general index and an index to the works of Hughes and Plath cited in the book. Illustrated by photographs. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-393323013.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.