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Crow by Ted Hughes
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The book has been dedicated to the memory of Assia Wevill and her child Shura. I think Assia Wevill was really a challenging dramatic figure we can't ignore. The book starts with a poem called "Two Legends" I suppose these two legends are the legends of Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill. The second legend is much darker and more tragic. A woman who commits suicide seven years after Plath's death and kills her child not to leave a trace. I think she was charming and impressive who caused the loss of a prominent poet. But very sad it is. Nobody mourned for her except Hughes who Knew her legend. A Jewish infatuated refugee. She belonged to the world of charm and poetry.A wanderng Jewish and a chrismatic figure and this is her legend:
Black is the wet otter's head, lifted
Black is the rock, plunging in foam
Black is the gall lying on the bed of the blood
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