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Ted Hughes
     

Ted Hughes

by Terry Gifford
 

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This innovative casebook introduces readers to wide-ranging critical dialogue about the work of Ted Hughes, one of the most popular and influential British poets of the twentieth century. In twelve new essays, international authorities on Hughes examine and debate his work, shedding new light on familiar texts.

Split into two parts, the first half of this book

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This innovative casebook introduces readers to wide-ranging critical dialogue about the work of Ted Hughes, one of the most popular and influential British poets of the twentieth century. In twelve new essays, international authorities on Hughes examine and debate his work, shedding new light on familiar texts.

Split into two parts, the first half of this book examines Hughes' work through cultural contexts, such as postmodernism and the carnivalesque, while the second part uses literary theories including postcolonialism, ecocriticism and trauma theory to interpret his poetry. Providing fresh inspiration and insights into the various diverse ways in which Hughes' writing can be interpreted, this volume is an ideal introduction to both literary theory and the work of Ted Hughes for literature students and scholars alike.

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'This is the best short overview of Hughes’s career that I’ve read[...]Gifford’s volume will, I am sure, come to be recognised as the best starting point for anyone planning serious study of Hughes' - Laurence Coupe, Green Letters

'Drawing on recently available archival research and letters, Gifford has provided richness, complexity, and new contexts to his interpretations of Hughes's writing. Gifford is also one of the few critics to offer a provocative, yet reasonable, assessment of Hughes's controversial reputation' - Carol Bere, Isle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415311892
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/20/2009
Series:
Routledge Guides to Literature Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Terry Gifford is Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Writing and Environment, Bath Spa University, UK, and Senior Research Fellow and Profesor Honorifico at the University of Alicante, Spain.

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