Ted Hughes: A Literary Life


A comprehensive critical study of all Hughes's major works in the context of his life and times.

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A comprehensive critical study of all Hughes's major works in the context of his life and times.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Ted Hughes: A Literary Life gives us true scholarship at the service of its subject, and it would be difficult to find praise high enough for Robertss marvellous achievement.' - William Bedford, Agenda

'Roberts is an acute and sensitive observer of the language and rhythm of Hughes's poetry...this book is valuable background reading for any discussion of Ted Hughes's life and work.' - Ann Skea, Eclectica Magazine

'Neil Roberts has a direct style and a precise focus, both of which make this a most stimulating and crisp analysis of Hughes's work.' - The Use of English

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230580978
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: Literary Lives Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

NEIL ROBERTS is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. With Terry Gifford he published Ted Hughes: A Critical Study (1981), and he has also written books on Peter Redgrove, D.H. Lawrence, George Meredith and George Eliot, and edited the Blackwell Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry.

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Table of Contents

Formation and Juvenilia
'The Thought-Fox': Hughes and Cambridge
The Encounter with Sylvia Plath
Dreaming from America: Lupercal
Wodwo: the 'Single Adventure' and the Death of Sylvia Plath
The Making of Crow
The 'Plath Wars'
The Shaman-Poet and Masculine Guilt: Gaudete and Cave Birds
Farmer Hughes: Moortown Diary and Season Songs
Returban to the Calder Valley: Remains of Elmet, Wolfwatching and Elmet
Fisherman Hughes: River
The Poet Laureate
Writing for Children
Hughes as Translator
Mourbaning Plath: Birthday Letters
Select Bibliography

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