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Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
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Dec 01, 2010

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Read in November, 2010

Some good ones others not so good. Couldn´t help but feeling a little voyeuristic and the notion that he is having somewhat of a last word on Plath. He uses her language well, adopting her words and her flow as his own, and while this gives the poems depth and more Plath-ness, it is also oppresive, like he is determined to beat us over the heads with her words-her daddy, her moon, her yew-tree, her daddy, her horse...

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