Saturday, February 4, 2017

Strong Stuff

Chanced upon a very good documentary about TH, Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death, recently uploaded to youtube. I'm still deeply conflicted about my interest in the whole Ted/Sylvia thing and feel I'm intruding. But the poetry on all sides is just so brilliant it's impossible not to get drawn in.

First time I've seen Frieda Hughes on camera. Certainly one good thing that came out of it all. Grace personified. Tried not to think too much of her poor brother. Assume he was 'left out' in an appropriate display of tact.

Struck by the sheer size of TH's achievement. Good as it was, the programme needed to be four hours longer to begin to do justice to introducing his work.

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