Kate Troy wrote:
> Interesting, Rickard, but is Sutherland saying that Sylvia outshined
> them all at the dinner party or that her writings outshined theirs?
Answered in the article.
Mrs Hughes, would - eventually - outshine them all (something
unsuspected by the company - including herself).
Another Faber party, a couple of weeks later, was the occasion of the famous
"Pride of Poets" photograph, as Spender, Auden, Louis Mac-Neice and Hughes
(centrally placed but clearly ill at ease) congregated, as acolytes
and disciples, around the patriarchal Eliot. Sylvia Plath looked on,
invisible, from the nearby hallway. Charles Monteith (a Faber editor)
came up to her, as the snap was being taken: "three generations of
Faber poets", he murmured - unaware, apparently, that she too would in
time be a Faber poet (and the best-selling of them all).