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Gifford and Hughes
Fri 6 Mar 2009
NAWE member Terry Gifford, Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester, has taken 7 years to research and write the complete story of Ted Hughes's environmentalism in Ted Hughes (Routledge, 2009).

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  • includes new biographical information, and previously unpublished archive material, especially on Hughes' environmentalism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.