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The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted
 
 
Author
Emma Tennant.
Publisher Mainstream Publishing  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.75 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9781840184815
Pages/Publication Date 176/2001
Daedalus Item Code 13136
List Price: Import
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This remarkable, evocative novel re-creates the meeting, marriage, and separation of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes; from the scarlet lipstick and headband Sylvia wore on the night they first met to the yards of red corduroy curtains left unfinished at her death, Emma Tennant constructs a ballad from images of their lives and poetry. As Sylvia and Ted struggle to create both life and art, their duet becomes a duel, creating a vortex of sensation and passion that draws others into its path, including Sylvia's darkly beautiful rival Assia Wevill.

"Steeped in Hughes' and Plath's resounding poetry and blessed with a dramatist's sense of timing. Tennant has written an arresting and exquisitely mythopoeic tale of love, death and immortality."Booklist

 
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