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Ted Hughes described letter-writing as "excellent training for conversation with the world." These nearly 300 letters — selected from several thousand — show him in all his aspects: poet, husband and father, lover of the natural world, proud Englishman, and a man for whom literature was a way of being fully alive to experience.

There are letters dealing with Hughes's work on classic books, from the early breakthrough Lupercalto the late, revelatory Birthday Letters. There are letters discussing, with notable frankness, his marriages to Sylvia Plath and then to Assia Wevill. After marrying Carol Orchard, in 1970, Hughes ran a farm in Dorset for several years, and there are letters touching on his interest in astrology, his strong and original views of Shakespeare, and his passion for farming, fishing, and the environment in general. Letters to Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin situate Hughes among his peers as never before.

Letters of Ted Hughes reveals the author as a prose writer of great vigor and subtlety. It deepens our understanding of — and our admiration for — this great twentieth-century poet.

Review:

"No other English poets letters, not even Keatss, unparalleled as they are, take us so intimately into the wellsprings of his own art." The Sunday Times

Synopsis:

Ted Hughes described letter-writing as “excellent training for conversation with the world.” These nearly 300 letters—selected from several thousand—show him in all his aspects: poet, husband and father, lover of the natural world, proud Englishman, and a man for whom literature was a way of being fully alive to experience.

There are letters dealing with Hughess work on classic books, from the early breakthrough Lupercal to the late, revelatory Birthday Letters. There are letters discussing, with notable frankness, his marriages to Sylvia Plath and then to Assia Wevill. After marrying Carol Orchard, in 1970, Hughes ran a farm in Dorset for several years, and there are letters touching on his interest in

astrology, his strong and original views of Shakespeare, and his passion for farming, fishing, and the environment in general. Letters to Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin situate Hughes among his peers as never before.

Letters of Ted Hughes reveals the author as a prose writer of great vigor and subtlety. It deepens our understanding of—and our admiration for—this great twentieth-century poet.

About the Author

Ted Hughes (1930 - 98) produced more than forty books of poetry, prose, drama, translation, and children's literature, including, in his last decade, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being, Tales from Ovid, and Birthday Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374185305
Author:
Hughes, Ted
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Selected by:
Reid, Christopher
Selected:
Reid, Christopher
Author:
Reid, Christopher
Author:
HUGHES, TED
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poets, English
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poets, English -- 20th century.
Subject:
Hughes, Ted
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16 Pages of Black-and-White Ill
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 784 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374185305 Reviews:
"Review" by , "No other English poets letters, not even Keatss, unparalleled as they are, take us so intimately into the wellsprings of his own art."
"Synopsis" by ,
Ted Hughes described letter-writing as “excellent training for conversation with the world.” These nearly 300 letters—selected from several thousand—show him in all his aspects: poet, husband and father, lover of the natural world, proud Englishman, and a man for whom literature was a way of being fully alive to experience.

There are letters dealing with Hughess work on classic books, from the early breakthrough Lupercal to the late, revelatory Birthday Letters. There are letters discussing, with notable frankness, his marriages to Sylvia Plath and then to Assia Wevill. After marrying Carol Orchard, in 1970, Hughes ran a farm in Dorset for several years, and there are letters touching on his interest in

astrology, his strong and original views of Shakespeare, and his passion for farming, fishing, and the environment in general. Letters to Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin situate Hughes among his peers as never before.

Letters of Ted Hughes reveals the author as a prose writer of great vigor and subtlety. It deepens our understanding of—and our admiration for—this great twentieth-century poet.

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