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Her Husband

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Her Husband by Diane Middlebrook
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    Aug 31, 2004 | 384 Pages

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Diane MiddlebrookÆs shrewd and compelling biography . . . is a book of mysteries, delicately revealed. (O Magazine)

A deep, rich, and satisfying biography of a marriageù harrowing and ironic, playful and grave. (The Washington Post Book World)

Unquestionably the best book written thus far on these complicated geniuses. (The Baltimore Sun)

Table Of Contents

Her HusbandAcknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Becoming Her Husband

Chapter One: Meeting (1956)
Ted Huge
Flashy American
The “Dairy I”

Chapter Two: Romance (1956)
The White Goddess: Song
Plath’s Idyll
“To Ariadne, Deserted by Theseus”

Chapter Three: His Family (1956)
Leo
William Henry Hughes (1894-1981)
Edith Farrar Hughes (1898-1969)
Gerald Hughes (1920- )

Chapter Four: Struggling (1956-1963)brRabbit Stew
Silent Strangers
Complicated Animals
Earth Mother
The Luxury of Solitude

Chapter Five: Prospering (1957-1963)
Money
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Literary London
Homemaking
Literary Lion
Fertility

Chapter Six: Separating (1962- )
The Rabbit Catcher
He Said, She Said

Chapter Seven: Parting (1962-1963)
Plath Turns Thirty: Ariel
“Daddy”
London on Her Own
Doubletake

Chapter Eight: Husbandry (1963-1998)
Hughes’s Tribe
Hughes’s Ariel
The Wodwo and the Crow
Stewardship

Chapter Nine: Curing Himself (1967-1998)
Knot of Obsessions
Sinking into the Folk-Tale
From Relic Husband to Her Husband

Chapter Ten: The Magical Dead (1984-1998)
Poet of England
The Drama of Completion

Coda: Naked (1998- )

Sources and Notes
Bibliography
Index

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