The Poetry of Ted Hughes: Language, Illusion & Beyond

The Poetry of Ted Hughes: Language, Illusion & Beyond

by Dr. Paul Bentley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317892908
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Series: Longman Studies In Twentieth Century Literature
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Paul Bentley is lecturer in literary studies at the University College of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction  Hughes and the movement  The East European Influence  Hughes and Myth  Hughes and Shamanism  1. EARLY HUGHES  'Archaic Energies'; Language, Narcissism and Emptiness; 'A Utility General-Purpose Style'; The Influence of Sylvia Plath; Hughes and Romanticism; Language and Mysticism  2. CROW  Carnival and Trickster; The 'Dialogic' Word; Through the Looking Glass; Depression: A Style; 3. GAUDETE  'Some Kind of Tunnel'; Lens and Landscape; The Use of Stereotypes; The Double; Language and the Double; 'Adventure Time' in Gaudete; The Double's Defeat; The Language of Gaudete; The Grotesque of Gaudete; The Epilogue Poems and the 'Future Anterior'  4. CAVE BIRDS  A Transformation Mystery; Lacan and Jung; The Semiotic and the Symbolic; The Hermetic Vessel as Semiotic Chora; The Shamanic Event; The Discourse of Depression; The Problem of the Feminine  5. LATER HUGHES  The Real as Obstacle; The Real as Trauma; The Photograph as Real; An 'Internally Persuasive Discourse'; The Imaginary-Real  6. HUGHES AS LAUREATE  Index

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