A Lover of Unreason : The Life and Tragic Death of Assia Wevill Hardback
'Assia was my true wife, and the best friend I ever had', wrote Ted Hughes, after his lover surrendered her life and that of their young daughter in 1969, six years after Sylvia Plath had suffered a similiar fate.
Diva, she-devil, enchantress, muse, Lillith, Jezebel - Assia inspired many epithets during her life.
The tragic story of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes has always been related from one of two points of view: hers or his.
Missing for over four decades had been a third: that of Hughes's mistress.
This first biography of Assia Wevill views afresh the Plath-Hughes relationship and at the same time, recounts the journey that shaped her life.
Wevill's is a complex story, formed as it is by the pull of often contrary forces.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 2 x 8 page illustrations
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 28/09/2006
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9781861059741