Ted Hughes

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-12
  • Publisher: Routledge

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For the first time, one volume surveys the life, works and critical reputation of one of the most significant British writers of the twentieth-century: Ted Hughes. This accessible guide to Hughes'" writing provides a rich exploration of the complete range of his works. In this volume, Terry Gifford: offers clear and detailed discussions of Hughes'" poetry, stories, plays, translations, essays and letters includes new biographical information, and previously unpublished archive material, especially on Hughes'" environmentalism provides a comprehensive account of Hughes'" critical reception, separated into the major themes that have interested readers and critics offers useful suggestions for further reading, and incorporates helpful cross-references between sections of the guide. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, Ted Hughespresents an accessible, fresh, and fascinating introduction to a major British writer whose work continues to be of crucial importance today.

Table of Contents

Life and contextsp. 5
The childhood to undergraduate years (1930-56)p. 7
The Plath years (1956-63)p. 12
The Assia period (1963-69)p. 16
From marriage to the Laureateship (1970-84)p. 19
The Laureate years (1984-98)p. 23
Worksp. 31
The Hawk in the Rain and Lupercalp. 33
Wodwop. 37
Crow and Cave Birdsp. 39
Goudetep. 44
Remains of Elmet and Elmetp. 48
Moortownp. 51
Season Songs and Flowers and Insectsp. 53
Riverp. 56
Wolfwatchingp. 60
Rain-Charm for the Duchy and other Laureate Poemsp. 64
Birthday Letters, Howls and Whispers and Capricciop. 66
Storiesp. 71
Children's worksp. 75
Criticism and lettersp. 80
Translationsp. 87
Playsp. 92
Criticismp. 99
Reputationsp. 101
Languagep. 110
Mythp. 119
Laureateship, history and politicsp. 128
Hughes and Plathp. 131
Ecologyp. 139
Conclusionp. 147
Chronologyp. 149
Further readingp. 157
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 168
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