Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest (Ann Skea)

Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest (Ann Skea)

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Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest
Ann Skea
ISBN 9781863892018

 

  • EDITION

    University of New England Press, First Edition, 1994

    140 x 210 mm, Softcover

    270pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: A few marks, but otherwide Good.

    Inner: Very Good.

     

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    Extremely rare.

     

    Synopsis: This book examines Cave Birds, Remains of Elmet and River, and shows how Hughes used myth, mysticism and alchemy as a magical, transforming power in his poetry. The author draws on her own correspondence with Hughes and on previously unpublished material from original manuscripts. She examines Hughes’ own beliefs, as expressed in his extensive prose writing and, she discusses many of Hughes’ poems in detail. Illustrations from alchemical manuscripts and from the works of William Blake complement the text. There is also an informative bibliography, an index of poems and a good general index.