This Reader's Guide charts the reception history of Ted Hughes' poetry from his first to last published collection, culminating in posthumous tributes and assessments of his lifetime achievement. Sandie Byrne explores the criticism relating to key issues such as nature, myth, the Laureateship, and Hughes' relationship with Sylvia Plath.
About the Author
Sandie Byrne is University Lecturer in English Literature, Director of Studies in English Literature and Creative Writing at the Department for Continuing Education, and Fellow of Kellogg College at the University of Oxford, UK.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations.- Introduction.- 1. Early Work.- 2. Nature Poetry.- 3. The Sequences.- 4. Hughes and Plath.- 5. Later Work.- ConclusionNotes.- Bibliography.- Index.