A Ted Hughes Bestiary

A Ted Hughes Bestiary
Author: Ted Hughes
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 0571301452
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Ted Hughes Bestiary Book Excerpt:

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.'

A Ted Hughes Bestiary

A Ted Hughes Bestiary
Author: Ted Hughes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Ted Hughes Bestiary Book Excerpt:

Ted Hughes Nature and Culture

Ted Hughes  Nature and Culture
Author: Neil Roberts,Mark Wormald,Terry Gifford
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-29
ISBN: 3319975749
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes Nature and Culture Book Excerpt:

The fourteen contributors to this new collection of essays begin with Ted Hughes’s proposition that ‘every child is nature’s chance to correct culture’s error.’ Established Hughes scholars alongside new voices draw on a range of approaches to explore the intricate relationships between the natural world and cultural environments — political, as well as geographical — which his work unsettles. Combining close readings of his encounters with animals and places, and explorations of the poets who influenced him, these essays reveal Ted Hughes as a writer we still urgently need. Hughes helps us manage, in his words, ‘the powers of the inner world and the stubborn conditions of the other world, under which ordinary men and women have to live’.

Ted Hughes in Context

Ted Hughes in Context
Author: Terry Gifford
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 110869022X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes in Context Book Excerpt:

Ted Hughes wrote in a wide range of modes which were informed by an even wider range of contexts to which his lifetime's reading, interests and experience gave him access. The achievement of Ted Hughes as one of the major poets of the twentieth century is complimented by his growing reputation as a writer of letters, plays, literary criticism and translations. In addition, Hughes made important contributions to education, literary history, emergent environmentalism and debates about life writing. Ted Hughes in Context brings together thirty-four contributors who inform new readings of the works, and conceptualize Hughes's work within long-standing critical traditions while acknowledging a new awareness of his future importance. This collection offers consideration not only of the most important aspects of Hughes's work, but also the most neglected.

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes
Author: Terry Gifford
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 1137301139
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes Book Excerpt:

This collection of original essays by an international team of Hughes scholars demonstrates afresh how key contextual and theoretical approaches to the poet's work serve to illuminate the texts. Part I reads Hughes' poems through cultural contexts while Part II examines his work through the frames of a range of literary theories.

Ted Hughes Environmentalist and Ecopoet

Ted Hughes  Environmentalist and Ecopoet
Author: Yvonne Reddick
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN: 3319591770
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes Environmentalist and Ecopoet Book Excerpt:

This book is the first book devoted entirely to Hughes as an environmental activist and writer. Drawing on the rapidly-growing interest in poetry and the environment, the book deploys insights from ecopoetics, ecocriticism and Anthropocene studies to analyse how Hughes’s poetry reflects his environmental awareness. Hughes’s understanding of environmental issues is placed within the context of twentieth-century developments in ‘green’ ideology and politics, challenging earlier scholars who have seen his work as apolitical. The unique strengths of this book lie in its combination of cutting-edge insights on ecocriticism with extensive work on the British Library’s new Ted Hughes archive. It will appeal to readers who enjoy Hughes’s work, as well as students and academics.

The Aesthetics of Children s Poetry

The Aesthetics of Children s Poetry
Author: Katherine Wakely-Mulroney,Louise Joy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1317045548
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aesthetics of Children s Poetry Book Excerpt:

This collection gives sustained attention to the literary dimensions of children’s poetry from the eighteenth century to the present. While reasserting the importance of well-known voices, such as those of Isaac Watts, William Blake, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, A. A. Milne, and Carol Ann Duffy, the contributors also reflect on the aesthetic significance of landmark works by less frequently celebrated figures such as Richard Johnson, Ann and Jane Taylor, Cecil Frances Alexander and Michael Rosen. Scholarly treatment of children’s poetry has tended to focus on its publication history rather than to explore what comprises – and why we delight in – its idiosyncratic pleasures. And yet arguments about how and why poetic language might appeal to the child are embroiled in the history of children’s poetry, whether in Isaac Watts emphasising the didactic efficacy of “like sounds,” William Blake and the Taylor sisters revelling in the beauty of semantic ambiguity, or the authors of nonsense verse jettisoning sense to thrill their readers with the sheer music of poetry. Alive to the ways in which recent debates both echo and repudiate those conducted in earlier periods, The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry investigates the stylistic and formal means through which children’s poetry, in theory and in practice, negotiates the complicated demands we have made of it through the ages.

The Figure of the Animal in Modern and Contemporary Poetry

The Figure of the Animal in Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Author: Michael Malay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 3319706667
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Figure of the Animal in Modern and Contemporary Poetry Book Excerpt:

This book argues that there are deep connections between ‘poetic’ thinking and the sensitive recognition of creaturely others. It explores this proposition in relation to four poets: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, and Les Murray. Through a series of close readings, and by paying close attention to issues of sound, rhythm, simile, metaphor, and image, it explores how poetry cultivates a special openness towards animal others. The thinking behind this book is inspired by J. M. Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals. In particular, it takes up that book’s suggestion that poetry invites us to relate to animals in an open-ended and sympathetic manner. Poets, according to Elizabeth Costello, the book’s protagonist, ‘return the living, electric being to language’, and, doing so, compel us to open our hearts towards animals and the claims they make upon us. There are special affinities, for her, between the music of poetry and the recognition of others. But what might it mean to say that poets to return life to language? And why might this have any bearing on our relationship with animals? Beyond offering many suggestive starting points, Elizabeth Costello says very little about the nature of poetry’s special relationship with the animal; one aim of this study, then, is to ask of what this relationship consists, not least by examining the various ways poets have bodied forth animals in language.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

The Poetry of Ted Hughes
Author: Sandie Byrne
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 1137310944
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry of Ted Hughes Book Excerpt:

This Reader's Guide charts the reception history of Ted Hughes' poetry from his first to last published collection, culminating in posthumous tributes and assessments of his lifetime achievement. Sandie Byrne explores the criticism relating to key issues such as nature, myth, the Laureateship, and Hughes' relationship with Sylvia Plath.

Englishness and Post imperial Space

Englishness and Post imperial Space
Author: Milton Sarkar
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2016-02-08
ISBN: 1443888346
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Englishness and Post imperial Space Book Excerpt:

Englishness and Post-imperial Space: The Poetry of Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes probes into the English mindset immediately after the British withdrawal from the colonies, and examines how the loss of power and global prestige affected contemporary poetry, particularly that of Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. Frustration and disillusionment, even anger, characterised the era and many of the literary works the period produced. Most writers became insular and were obsessed with the ‘English’ elements in their writing. The great, international and cosmopolitan themes (of Eliot, for instance) were replaced by those of narrow domestic importance. It is in such a context, this book argues, that Larkin and Hughes returned to the old England, most notably to the themes of gradually vanishing pristine landscape and national myths and legends, to the archetypal English customs and conventions. It examines their poetry mainly from the perspective of Englishness, a burgeoning area of academic interest. Intricately connected with the values emanating from England as a geographical and socio-cultural space, Englishness as a concept is intrinsic to the identity of a people who gradually became globally powerful. The loss of empire dealt a severe blow to this sense of the self. This book explores the dynamics of the representation of this sense of loss and the frustration it produced in the poems of Larkin and Hughes.

A Thematic Analysis of the Poetry in Ted Hughes s Major Works

A Thematic Analysis of the Poetry in Ted Hughes s Major Works
Author: John Gibson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animals in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thematic Analysis of the Poetry in Ted Hughes s Major Works Book Excerpt:

Earworm and Event

Earworm and Event
Author: Eldritch Priest
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-01-14
ISBN: 1478022590
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earworm and Event Book Excerpt:

In Earworm and Event Eldritch Priest questions the nature of the imagination in contemporary culture through the phenomenon of the earworm: those reveries that hijack our attention, the shivers that run down our spines, and the songs that stick in our heads. Through a series of meditations on music, animal mentality, abstraction, and metaphor, Priest uses the earworm and the states of daydreaming, mind-wandering, and delusion it can produce to outline how music is something that is felt as thought rather than listened to. Priest presents Earworm and Event as a tête-bêche—two books bound together with each end meeting in the middle. Where Earworm theorizes the entanglement of thought and feeling, Event performs it. Throughout, Priest conceptualizes the earworm as an event that offers insight into not only the way human brains process musical experiences, but how abstractions and the imagination play key roles in the composition and expression of our contemporary social environments and more-than-human milieus. Unconventional and ambitious, Earworm and Event offers new ways to interrogate the convergence of thought, sound, and affect.

The Blackbird Diaries

The Blackbird Diaries
Author: Karen Lloyd
Publsiher: Saraband
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1912235102
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackbird Diaries Book Excerpt:

Winner: Lakeland Book of the Year 2018, Bookends Prize for Art and Literature. With its enchanting song, striking orange bill and endearing willingness to share our living space, the blackbird is one of our best-loved birds. And, in common with all our garden wildlife, it plays a critical role in Britain’s fragile and precious biodiversity. In The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted knowledge and affection for the flora and fauna of these isles. And she issues a clarion call for the conservation of endangered habitats and species – most notably the curlew, Europe’s largest wading bird. Over the four seasons, Karen intimately chronicles the drama of the natural world as it all unfolds in her garden and in the limestone hills and valleys of Cumbria’s South Lakeland. What emerges is a celebration of landscapes that rarely feature in nature writing. But more than that, at a time of critical species loss, she offers rare insights into the lives of animals that may be common but are no less remarkable.

Killer Cities

Killer Cities
Author: Nigel Thrift
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-02-10
ISBN: 152975299X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer Cities Book Excerpt:

Killer Cities uses a combination of social theory, polemic and close attention to empirical detail to tell the story of how and why cities cause mass animal death and, in the process, hasten the destruction of the planet. This book is not just a lament, however. It is an attempt to navigate out of this mess of planned and unplanned violence towards a world in which cities no longer act as killers but become aligned with the lives of other beings. It offers pragmatic ways of diminishing the death toll and changing mindsets without ever minimizing the dilemmas that inevitably will have to be faced. Killer cities can be rehabilitated so that they offer brighter paths towards the future - for animals, for human beings, and for the planet. A new urban geography could be within our grasp. Indeed, it has to be, for all of our sakes.

The FSG Poetry Anthology

The FSG Poetry Anthology
Author: Jonathan Galassi,Robyn Creswell
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN: 0374722617
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The FSG Poetry Anthology Book Excerpt:

To honor FSG's 75th anniversary, here is a unique anthology celebrating the riches and variety of its poetry list—past, present, and future Poetry has been at the heart of Farrar, Straus and Giroux's identity ever since Robert Giroux joined the fledgling company in the mid-1950s, soon bringing T. S. Eliot, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, and Elizabeth Bishop onto the list. These extraordinary poets and their successors have been essential in helping define FSG as a publishing house with a unique place in American letters. The FSG Poetry Anthology includes work by almost all of the more than one hundred twenty-five poets whom FSG has published in its seventy-five-year history. Giroux's first generation was augmented by a group of international figures (and Nobel laureates), including Pablo Neruda, Nelly Sachs, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Joseph Brodsky. Over time the list expanded to includes poets as diverse as Yehuda Amichai, John Ashbery, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mina Loy, Marianne Moore, Paul Muldoon, Les Murray, Grace Paley, Carl Phillips, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, James Schuyler, C. K. Williams, Charles Wright, James Wright, and Adam Zagajewski. Today, Henri Cole, francine j. harris, Ishion Hutchinson, Maureen N. McLane, Ange Mlinko, Valzhyna Mort, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Frederick Seidel are among the poets who are continuing FSG's tradition as a discoverer and promoter of the most vital and distinguished contemporary voices. This anthology is a wide-ranging showcase of some of the best poems published in America over the past three generations. It is also a sounding of poetry's present and future.

Ted Hughes Art of Healing

Ted Hughes  Art of Healing
Author: Daniel Xerri
Publsiher: Academica PressLlc
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes Art of Healing Book Excerpt:

The late Ted Hughes felt that healing was the most fundamental characteristic of all poetry. This study discuss and interprets the healing quality in Hughes' poetic works and evaluates the poet's notion of its significance for human civilization.

Ted Hughes From Cambridge to Collected

Ted Hughes  From Cambridge to Collected
Author: M. Wormald,N. Roberts,Terry Gifford
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN: 1137276584
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes From Cambridge to Collected Book Excerpt:

Including a previously unpublished poem by Ted Hughes, as well as new essays from Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage, Ted Hughes: From Cambridge to Collected offers fresh readings and newly available archival research, challenging established views about Hughes's speaking voice, study at Cambridge and the influence of other poets on Hughes's work.

Misreading England

Misreading England
Author: Raphaël Ingelbien
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9789042011236
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misreading England Book Excerpt:

In this book, Raphael Ingelbien examines how issues of nationhood have affected the works and the reception of several English and Irish poets - Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney. This studyexplores the interactions between post-war English poets and the ways in which they transformed or misread earlier poetic visions of England - Romantic, Georgian, Modernist."

T L S

T L S
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T L S Book Excerpt:

The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances

 The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances
Author: Eugene O'Brien
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 0268100233
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances Book Excerpt:

The Soul Exceeds its Circumstances brings together sixteen of the most prominent scholars who have written on Seamus Heaney to examine the Nobel Prize winner’s later poetry from a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives. While a great deal of attention has been devoted to Heaney’s early and middle poems—the Bog Poems in particular—this book focuses on the poetry collected in Heaney's Seeing Things (1991), The Spirit Level (1996), Electric Light (2001), District and Circle (2006), and Human Chain (2010) as a thematically connected set of writings. The starting point of the essays in this collection is that these later poems can be grouped in terms of style, theme, approach, and intertextuality. They develop themes that were apparent in Heaney’s earlier work, but they also break with these themes and address issues that are radically different from those of the earlier collections. The essays are divided into five sections, focusing on ideas of death, the later style, translation and transnational poetics, luminous things and gifts, and usual and unusual spaces. A number of the contributors see Heaney as stressing the literary over the actual and as always looking at the interstices and positions of liminality and complexity. His use of literary references in his later poetry exemplifies his search for literary avatars against whom he can test his own ideas and with whom he can enter into an aesthetic and ethical dialogue. The essayists cover a great deal of Heaney’s debts to classical and modern literature—in the original languages and in translations—and demonstrate the degree to which the streets on which Heaney walked and wrote were two-way: he was influenced by Virgil, Petrarch, Milosz, Wordsworth, Keats, Rilke, and others and, in turn, had an impact on contemporary poets. This remarkable collection will appeal to scholars and literary critics, undergraduates as well as graduate students, and to the many general readers of Heaney's poetry.