MESSAGE FROM : KEITH SAGAR
Residential Course - Friday - Sunday, 24th - 26th October 2003
The literary world was astounded when, in January 1998, Hughes published Birthday Letters, an intimate account in 88 poems of his relationship with Sylvia Plath. These poems were, in their 'confessional' nature, unlike any Hughes had written before, and spoke with amazing candour of matters on which he had maintained a resolute silence since Plath's suicide in 1963. The book sold in vast numbers and won many prizes. Hughes died only a few months later; but he is now once more in the headlines, in connection with the controversial film about his relationship with Plath.
The tutor was a friend of Ted Hughes for thirty years, and is the author of several books on him.
Tutor: Keith Sagar
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Please visit my website: www. Keith Sagar which has essays for free downloading on Shakespeare, Blake, Tennyson, and Ted Hughes.