Selected Poems, 1957-1994

Selected Poems, 1957-1994

Book - 2002
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A collection of Ted Hughes' poetry from previously published works, including "The Hawk in the Rain," "Lupercal," "Cave Birds," and "Season Songs."

McMillan Palgrave

Poems from every phase of the career of a great poet

This selection of Ted Hughes's poetry, made by the author himself in 1995, includes poems from every phase of his four-decade career. Here are poems from Hughes's first book, The Hawk in the Rain, and its successor, Lupercal, which introduced him as a major poet; from Wodwo, Crow and Gaudete, book-length poetic sequences in which the natural world is made into a thrilling and terror-filled analogue to our human one; and from six volumes of his maturity, here arranged thematically, in which the poet is at once rural chronicler and form-breaking modern artist. The volume also includes previously uncollected poems and eight poems later incorporated into Birthday Letters, Hughes's meditation in verse on his marriage to Sylvia Plath, which became an international bestseller the year after his death.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374528645
Branch Call Number: 821 HUGHE
Characteristics: xiii, 333 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hughes, Ted 1930-1998 Poems
Notes: Includes indexes
"Originally published in 1995 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain, as New selected poems, 1957-1994"--Title page verso


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