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Including a previously unpublished poem by Ted Hughes, as well as new essays from Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage, Ted Hughes: From Cambridge to Collected offers fresh readings and newly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.

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Including a previously unpublished poem by Ted Hughes, as well as new essays from Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage, Ted Hughes: From Cambridge to Collected offers fresh readings and newly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.

Ted Hughes and Trauma

Ted Hughes and Trauma
Author: Danny O'Connor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN: 1137557923
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes and Trauma Book Excerpt:

This book is a radical re-appraisal of the poetry of Ted Hughes, placing him in the context of continental theorists such as Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Slavoj Zizek to address the traumas of his work. As an undergraduate, Hughes was visited in his sleep by a burnt fox/man who left a bloody handprint on his essay, warning him of the dangers of literary criticism. Hereafter, criticism became ‘burning the foxes’. This book offers a defence of literary criticism, drawing Hughes’ poetry and prose into the network of theoretical work he dismissed as ‘the tyrant’s whisper’ by demonstrating a shared concern with trauma. Covering a wide range of Hughes’ work, it explores the various traumas that define his writing. Whether it is comparing his idea of man as split from nature with that of Jacques Lacan, considering his challenging relationship with language in light of Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida, seeing him in the art gallery and at the movies with Gilles Deleuze, or considering his troubled relationship with femininity in regard to Teresa Brennan and Slavoj Žižek, Burning the Foxes offers a fresh look at a familiar poet.

Ted Hughes and Christianity

Ted Hughes and Christianity
Author: David Troupes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN: 1108483895
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes and Christianity Book Excerpt:

Proposes a radical reassessment of Hughes as a religious poet, demonstrating his loyalty to an essentially Christian metaphysic.

Ted Hughes Sylvia Plath and Writing Between Them

Ted Hughes  Sylvia Plath  and Writing Between Them
Author: Jennifer D Ryan-Bryant
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-01-15
ISBN: 1793614164
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes Sylvia Plath and Writing Between Them Book Excerpt:

Turning the Table offers a new resource to Hughes and Plath scholars studying the poets' archival materials and compositional processes. The book traces the theory of the ars poetica that each poet advanced while exploring the dialogues that emerged between Plath's Ariel and Hughes's Crow and Birthday Letters collections.

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’.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

The Poetry of Ted Hughes
Author: Sandie Byrne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.

Ted Hughes Class and Violence

Ted Hughes  Class and Violence
Author: Paul Bentley
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 1472571711
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes Class and Violence Book Excerpt:

Ted Hughes is widely regarded as a major figure in twentieth-century poetry, but the impact of Hughes's class background on his work has received little attention. This is the first full length study to take the measure of the importance of class in Hughes. It presents a radically new version of Hughes that challenges the image of Hughes as primarily a nature poet, as well as the image of the Tory Laureate. The controversy over 'natural' violence in Hughes's early poems, Hughes's relationship with Seamus Heaney, the Laureateship, and Hughes's revisiting of his relationship with Sylvia Plath in Birthday Letters (1998), are reconsidered in terms of Hughes's class background. Drawing on the thinking of cultural theorists such as Slavoj Žižek, Terry Eagleton, and Julia Kristeva, the book presents new political readings of familiar Hughes poems, alongside consideration of posthumously collected poems and letters, to reveal a surprising picture of a profoundly class-conscious poet.

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.

The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughes s Writing for Children

The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughes   s Writing for Children
Author: Lorraine Kerslake
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1351330586
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughes s Writing for Children Book Excerpt:

Despite the fame Ted Hughes’s poetry has achieved, there has been surprisingly little critical writing on his children’s literature. This book identifies the importance of Hughes’s children’s writing from an ecocritical perspective and argues that the healing function that Hughes ascribes to nature in his children’s literature is closely linked to the development of his own sense of environmental responsibility. This book will be the first sustained examination of Hughes’s greening in relation to his writing for children, providing a detailed reading of Hughes’s children’s literature through his poetry, prose and drama as well as his critical essays and letters. In addition, it also explores how Hughes’s children’s writing is a window to the poet’s own emotional struggles, as well as his environmental consciousness and concern to reconnect a society that has become alienated from nature. This book will be of great interest to not only those studying Ted Hughes, but also students and scholars of environment and literature, ecocriticism, children’s literature and twentieth-century literature.

Global Perspectives on Eco Aesthetics and Eco Ethics

Global Perspectives on Eco Aesthetics and Eco Ethics
Author: Krishanu Maiti,Soumyadeep Chakraborty
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN: 1498598234
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on Eco Aesthetics and Eco Ethics Book Excerpt:

Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics: A Green Critique focuses on the interface of the Anthropocene, sustainability, ecological aesthetics, multispecies relationality, and the environment as reflected in literature and culture. This book examines how writers have addressed ecological crises and environmental challenges that transcend national, cultural, political, social, and linguistic borders. It demonstrates how, as the environmental humanities developed and emerged as a critical discipline, it generated a diverse range of interdisciplinary fields of study such as ecographics, ecodesign, ecocinema, ecotheology, ecofeminism, ethnobotany, ecolinguistics, and bioregionalism, and formed valuable, interdisciplinary networks of critique and advocacy—and its contemporary expansion is exceptionally salient to social, political, and public issues today.

The Catch

The Catch
Author: Mark Wormald
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN: 1526644231
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catch Book Excerpt:

It is in the midst of a swirling river, casting a line, that Mark Wormald meets Ted Hughes. He stands where the poet stood, forty years ago, because fishing was Ted Hughes's way of breathing – and because the poet's writing has made Mark understand that it has always been his way of breathing, too. Using Hughes's poetry collection River and his fishing diaries as a guide, Mark returns again and again to the rivers and lakes in Britain and Ireland where the poet fished. At times, he uses Ted's fly patterns; at others his rods. It is an obsession; a fundamental connection to nature; a thrilling wildness; an elemental pursuit. But it is also a release and a consolation, as Mark fishes after the sudden death of his mother and during the slow fading of his father. A brilliant blend of memoir and biography, The Catch is a stunning meditation on poetry and nature, and a quiet reflection on what it means to be a father and a son.

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes
Author: Terry Gifford
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 052119752X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes Book Excerpt:

Explores the life, work and literary significance of the late Poet Laureate.

Ted Hughes New Selected Poems

Ted Hughes  New Selected Poems
Author: Neil Roberts
Publsiher: Humanities-Ebooks
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Hughes New Selected Poems Book Excerpt:

This book (also available in paperback from Troubador) open with a section on Hughes's life, including an authoritative treatment of the relationship with Sylvia Plath and the effect of her suicide on his poetry and reputation, followed by a review of Hughes's artistic strategies, his poetic language, and influences on his work, including his openness to mythology and the poets of Eastern Europe. The body of the book offers an approach to reading New Selected Poems (1995), taking in turn each of the remarkable and remarkably varied works from which the poems were selected - The Hawk in the Rain, Lupercal, Wodwo, Crow, Cave Birds, Season Songs, Gaudete, Remains of Elmet, Moortown Diary, River and Wolfwatching. It concludes with a review of Hughes's reception, and a six-page bibliography.

Transnationalism and Translation in Modern Chinese English French and Japanese Literatures

Transnationalism and Translation in Modern Chinese  English  French and Japanese Literatures
Author: Ryan Johnson
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1785274368
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnationalism and Translation in Modern Chinese English French and Japanese Literatures Book Excerpt:

The theory of “literary worlds” has become increasingly important in comparative and world literatures. But how are the often-contradictory elements of Eastern and Western literatures to cohere in the new worlds such contact creates? Drawing on the latest work in philosophical logic and analytic Asian philosophy, this monograph proposes a new model of literary worlds that is best suited to comparative literature dealing with Western and East Asian traditions. Unlike much discussion of world literature anchored in North American traditions, featured here is the transnational work of artists, philosophers, and poets writing in English, French, Japanese and Mandarin in the twentieth century. Rather than imposing sharp borders, this book suggests that vague boundaries link Eastern and Western literary works and traditions, and that degrees of distance can better help us to see the multiple dimensions that both distinguish and join together literary worlds East and West. As such, it enables us to grasp not only how East Asian and Western writers translate one another’s works into their own languages and traditions, but also how modern writers East and West modify their own traditions in order to make them fit in the new constellation of literary worlds brought about by the complex flow of literary information across twentieth-century Eurasia.

Doonreagan

Doonreagan
Author: Ann Henning-Jocelyn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN: 1783195495
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doonreagan Book Excerpt:

Doonreagan House in Cashel, Connemara, for many years home to the author of this play, was where future Poet Laureate Ted Hughes took refuge in the late 1960s, after the death of his wife Sylvia Plath. With him were his two young children by Sylvia, as well as his lover Assia Wevill and baby daughter Schura. Doonreagan explores the doomed relationship between Ted and Assia during their brief but intense spell in Connemara: an ultimate test of conjugality and family life, at which neither of them had excelled so far. Based on years of personal research and experience, Doonreagan opens up new angles on this tragic triangle drama and the mystery of Sylvia Plath's death.

Poetry Publishing and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty first Century

Poetry  Publishing  and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty first Century
Author: Natalie Pollard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN: 019259396X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry Publishing and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

This is a book about contemporary literary and artistic entanglements: word and image, media and materiality, inscription and illustration. It proposes a vulnerable, fugitive mode of reading poetry, which defies disciplinary categorisations, embracing the open-endedness and provisionality of forms. This manifests itself interactively in the six case studies, which have been chosen for their distinctness and diversity across the long twentieth century: the book begins with the early twentieth-century work of writer and artist Djuna Barnes, exploring her re-animation of sculptural and dramatic sources. It then turns to the late modernist artist and poet David Jones considering his use of the graphic and plastic arts in The Anathemata, and next, to the underappreciated mid-century poet F.T. Prince, whose work uncannily re-activates Michelangelo's poetry and sculpture. The second half of the book explores the collaborations of the canonical poet Ted Hughes with the publisher and artist Leonard Baskin during the 1970s; the innovative late twentieth-century poetry of Denise Riley who uses page space and embodied sound as a form of address; and, finally, the contemporary poet Paul Muldoon who has collaborated with photographers and artists, as well as ventriloquising nonhuman phenomena. The resulting unique study offers contemporary writers and readers a new understanding of literary, artistic, and nonhuman practices and shows the cultural importance of engaging with their messy co-dependencies. The book challenges critical methodologies that make a sharp division between the textual work and the extra-literary, and raises urgent questions about the status and autonomy of art and its social role.

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 Alvarez Generation

The Alvarez Generation
Author: William Wootten
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN: 1800857985
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alvarez Generation Book Excerpt:

This book is the biography of a taste in poetry and its consequences. During the 1950s and 1960s, a generation of poets appeared who would eschew the restrained manner of Movement poets such as Philip Larkin, a generation who would, in the words of the introduction to A. Alvarez’s classic anthology The New Poetry, take poetry ‘Beyond the Gentility Principle’. This was the generation of Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Peter Porter. William Wootten explores what these five poets shared in common, their connections, critical reception, rivalries and differences, and locates what was new and valuable in their work. The Alvarez Generation is an important re-evaluation of a time when contemporary poetry and its criticism had a cultural weight it has now lost and when a ‘new seriousness’ was to become closely linked to questions of violence, psychic unbalance and, most controversially of all, suicide. A new Afterword contains important biographical information on Sylvia Plath and reflects on its implications both for the discussions contained in the book and for the study of Plath’s work more generally.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath
Author: Anita Helle,Amanda Golden,Maeve O'Brien
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 1350119245
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath Book Excerpt:

Sylvia Plath is one of the most widely recognised and inspiring poets of the 20th century. With chapters written by more than 25 leading and emerging international scholars this is the most up-to-date and in-depth reference guide to 21st century scholarship on her life and work. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath covers the full range of contemporary scholarship on Plath's work, including such topics as: · New insights from the publication of Plath's letters · Current scholarly perspectives: feminist and gender studies, race, medical humanities and ecocriticism · Plath's poetry, the major novel, The Bell Jar, and Plath's writing for children · Plath's literary contexts, from Ovid and Robert Lowell to Ted Hughes, Doris Lessing and Stevie Smith · Plath's broadcasting work for the BBC The book also includes a substantial annotated bibliography of key primary and secondary writing by and on the author.