Ted Hughes

Poems
Author: Ted Hughes,Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571222957
Category:
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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature.Ted Hughes (1930-98) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957. His last collection, Birthday Letters, was published in 1998 and won the Whitbread Book of the Year, the Forward Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998.

By Heart

101 Poems to Remember
Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571192632
Category: American poetry
Page: 143
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What has happened to the lost art of memorising poems? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring, beautiful poems in the English language 'by heart'? In his introduction Ted Hughes explains how we can overcome the problem by using a memory system that becomes easier the more frequently it is practised. The collected 101 poems are both personal favourites and particularly well-suited to the method Hughes demonstrates. Spanning four centuries, ranging from Shakespeare and Keats through to Thomas Hardy and Seamus Heaney, By Heart offers the reader a 'mental gymnasium' in which the memory can be exercised and trained in the most pleasurable way. Some poems will be more of a challenge than others, but all will be treasured once they have become part of the memory bank. This edition is part of a series of anthologies edited by poets such as Don Paterson and Simon Armitage and features an attractive new design to complement an anthology of classic poems.

Concepts of Nature in Ted Hughes’ poems "Hawk Roosting" and "February 17th"


Author: Dominik Jesse
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656925429
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 11
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (Englische Philologie), course: Surveying English Poetry, language: English, abstract: To call Ted Hughes (1930-1998) a nature poet, should not be considered pejorative. It simply means that nature is a frequent subject in his poetry. However, while a great many of his predecessors expressed nature as the idyllic, romantic, and peaceful opposite of a denatured and technological world, Hughes highlighted the darker and more realistic aspects of nature by putting its murderousness in the foreground. Thus, the recognition of violence and aggression in nature became one of Hughes’ dominant themes in numerous of his poems. Yet, looking at his work, we can state a significant change when it comes to describing nature. With Terry Gifford’s analysis of Hughes’s poetry in mind, two different concepts of nature can be traced which may be called ‘anti-pastoral’ and ‘post-pastoral’ (Gifford 1994: 131pp). While a lot of his early works reveal a militant opposition to any Arcadian descriptions of nature, Hughes later on creates his post-pastoral poetry in which he reconnects ‘our own natural energies with those at work in the external natural world’ (Gifford 1994: 129). Such classification of poetry as suggested by Gifford should not be an end in itself; instead, it ought to be relevant to all contemporary readers who take an interest in clarifying for themselves ‘which writing is likely to raise the most useful questions for our time’ (Gifford 2012: 69). In the following, I will devote myself to Terry Gifford’s classification of Ted Hughes’s poetry and illustrate whether or not it can be regarded as appropriate when it comes to the poet’s concept of nature. In order not to remain in pure theory, I will concentrate on Hughes’ poems Hawk Roosting and February 17th which can be referred to as palpable examples either of Hughes’ anti-pastoral or post-pastoral reference to nature. For a better understanding, I will initially define the terms ‘anti-pastoral’ and ‘post-pastoral’ as used and understood by Gifford, before I will prove them in the concepts in Hawk Roosting and February 17th by also clarifying the different effect that Hughes’ approaches to nature necessarily have on the reader. At the end, I will come to a conclusion in which I briefly state the results of my investigation.

Birthday Letters


Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571258883
Category: Poetry
Page: 208
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Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written over a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationship with Plath and of the psychological drama that led both to the writing of her greatest poems and to her death. The book became an instant bestseller on its publication in 1998 and won the Forward Prize for Poetry in the same year. 'To read [Birthday Letters] is to experience the psychic equivalent of "the bends". It takes you down to levels of pressure where the undertruths of sadness and endurance leave you gasping.' Seamus Heaney 'Even if it were possible to set aside its biographical value . . . its linguistic, technical and imaginative feats would guarantee its future. Hughes is one of the most important poets of the century and this is his greatest book.' Andrew Motion

English PoetryFrom John Donne To Ted Hughes


Author: Tomichan Matheikal
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171569915
Category: English poetry
Page: 152
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The Book Presents Well-Researched Critical Studies On Selected Poems From The Various Historical Epochs Of English Literature. Each Major Epoch From The Sixteenth To The Twentieth Century Is Presented To The Reader With An Illuminating Introduction. The Introductory Discussions Fall Under The Headings Of : Metaphysical Poetry The Age Of Reason And Sensibility Romantic Poetry Victorian Poetry The Twentieth CenturySixteen Prominent British Poets Are Studies In Detail In This Volume. Most Of The Poems Discussed In This Book Are Also Prescribed To Students Of English Literature By Universities Worldwide. Hence The Book Is An Ideal Companion To Every Student And Teacher Of English Literature.

Sylvia Plath's Selected Poems


Author: Sylvia Plath,Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited
ISBN: 9780571135868
Category: American poetry
Page: 85
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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and include many of her most celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

A Ted Hughes Bestiary

Selected Poems
Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571301452
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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Originally the medieval bestiary or book of animals set out to establish safe distinctions - between them and us - but Hughes's poetry works always in a contrary direction: showing what man and beast have in common, the reservoir from which we all draw. Alice Oswald's selection is arranged chronologically, with an eye to different books and styles, but equally to those poems that embody animals, rather than just describe them. Some poems are here because, although not strictly speaking animal, they become so in the process of writing; and in keeping with the bestiary tradition there are plenty of imaginary animals - all concentratedly coming about their business. The resulting selection is subtly responsive to a central aspect of Hughes's achievement, while offering room to some wonderful overlooked poems, and to 'those that have the wildest tunes.'

Collected Poems of Ted Hughes


Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571263062
Category: Poetry
Page: 1376
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For the first time, the vast canon of the poetry of Ted Hughes - winner of the Whitbread and Forward Prizes and former Poet Laureate - together in a single e-book. The Collected Poems spans fifty years of work, from Hawk in the Rain to the best-selling Birthday Letters. It also includes the complete texts of such seminal publications as Crow and Tales from Ovid as well as those children's poems that Hughes felt crossed over into adult poetry. Most significantly it also includes small press publications and editions that, until now, remain uncollected and have never before been available to a general readership. 'A guardian spirit of the land and language.' Seamus Heaney

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes


Author: Terry Gifford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052119752X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 194
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Explores the life, work and literary significance of the late Poet Laureate.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes


Author: John Greening
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English poetry
Page: 41
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In the controversy surrounding his marriage to Sylvia Plath, we should not forget Ted Hughes' monumental status in the latter decades of the 20th Century. From his early glances at nature's savagery, through the shadow-years of 'Crow', into a middle way full of birds, flowers, insects, farm-life and fishing, to the sudden, unexpected panorama of 'Birthday Letters', Hughes never ceased to astonish his readers. John Greening, author of the Greenwich Exchange Guides to Poets of the First World War and W.B. Yeats (writers much loved by Ted Hughes), offers a straightforward guide through the labyrinth of his 'Collected Poems', while making an assessment of the poet's reputation nearly a decade after his death.

Collected Poems


Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571264174
Category: Poetry
Page: 352
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This comprehensive volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. The poems are drawn from the only collection Plath published while alive, The Colossus, as well as from posthumous collections Ariel, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees. The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual poems. There is also an appendix containing fifty poems from Sylvia Plath's juvenilia. This collection was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. 'For me, the most important literary event of 1981 has been the publication, eighteen years after her death, of Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems, confirming her as one of the most powerful and lavishly gifted poets of our time.' A. Alvarez in the Observer

River

Poems by Ted Hughes
Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571283861
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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First published in 1983, River celebrates fluvial landscapes, their creatures and their regenerative powers. Inspired by Hughes's love of fishing and by his environmental activism, the poems are a deftly and passionately attentive chronicle of change over the course of the seasons. West Country rivers predominate ('The West Dart' and 'Torridge'), but other poems imagine or recall Japanese rivers or Celtic rivers, and 'The Gulkana' explores an ancient Alaskan watercourse. At its core the sequence rehearses, in various settings, from winter to winter, the life-cycle of the salmon. All this, too, is stitched into the torn richness, The epic poise That holds him so steady in his wounds, so loyal to his doom, so patient In the machinery of heaven. from 'October Salmon'

Ted Hughes, a bibliography, 1946-1995


Author: Keith M. Sagar,Stephen Tabor
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780720123371
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
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Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, is considered by many to be the greatest living English poet, and the natural successor to W. B. Yeats, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot. It is fifteen years since the first edition of this bibliography was published (1983). This second edition brings the Hughes oeuvre up to date, and also includes for the first time a section for Hughes' manuscripts. Over 1,000 items are recorded in a fully annotated, descriptive bibliography. Separate sections cover books, pamphlets and broadsides in their various editions or reprints; contributions to periodicals; translations; interviews; recordings; broadcasts; books and articles about Ted Hughes; and manuscripts. A detailed index is provided.

BIRTHDAY LETTERS

GEDICHTE. AUS D. ENGL. V. ANDREA PALUCH U. ROBERT
Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492228800
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Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath


Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571262244
Category: Poetry
Page: 85
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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and includes many of her most-celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

Collected Poems for Children


Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374314293
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
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This collection brings together the more than 250 children’s poems Ted Hughes wrote throughout his career. They are arranged by volume, beginning with those published for younger readers and progressing to more complex and sophisticated poems that he felt were written “within hearing” of children. Throughout, Hughes reveals his instinctive grasp of a child’s insatiable wonderment and sense of humor as well as his own instinctive and illuminating perspective on people and other creatures of the natural world. With drawings that capture the wit, range, and richness of these poems, acclaimed illustrator Raymond Briggs helps make this a book any reader can return to again and again for amusement, inspiration, and reassurance. Collected Poems for Children is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The journals of Sylvia Plath


Author: Sylvia Plath,Ted Hughes,Frances Monson McCullough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780345351685
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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Beginning with her freshman year at Smith, these journals reveal Sylvia Plath's unrelenting ambition to be a great writer, her recurrent struggles with her inner conflicts, and her feelings about herself and those closest to her