Ted Hughes

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 26, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 178 pages
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For the first time, one volume surveys the life, works and critical reputation of one of the most significant British writers of the twentieth-century: Ted Hughes.

This accessible guide to Hughes’ writing provides a rich exploration of the complete range of his works. In this volume, Terry Gifford:

  • offers clear and detailed discussions of Hughes’ poetry, stories, plays, translations, essays and letters
  • includes new biographical information, and previously unpublished archive material, especially on Hughes’ environmentalism
  •  provides a comprehensive account of Hughes’ critical reception, separated into the major themes that have interested readers and critics
  • offers useful suggestions for further reading, and incorporates helpful cross-references between sections of the guide. 

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, Ted Hughes presents an accessible, fresh, and fascinating introduction to a major British writer whose work continues to be of crucial importance today.

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About the author (2008)

Terry Gifford is a pioneering ecocritic and Ted Hughes scholar. He is co-author (with Neil Roberts) of Ted Hughes: A Critical Study (1981) and author of Reconnecting With John Muir: Essays in Post-Pastoral Practice (2006). He is Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester, UK, and Profesor Honorario at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

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