Lecture: Jonathan Bate on "Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life"
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Ted Hughes’s will stipulates that there be no official biography of his life. Scholar Jonathan Bate worked with the Hughes’s estate for four years to create an account of a “literary life.” The estate suddenly revoked its permission to quote freely from the archive, held at the British Library. Bate challenged himself to find a way to continue his project, which ironically became more of a biography than the original plan to emphasize the development of a poetic voice. “I amView more
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