Ted Hughes and the Classics

Hardcover | July 4, 2009

EditorRoger Rees

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This collection of sixteen articles, written by leading specialists in Classical and English literature, is an important contribution to the critical assessment of Ted Hughes, one of the most popular and controversial English poets of the late 20th century. The chapters are arranged broadlychronologically according to Hughes's publications, and deal with different aspects of his engagement with the culture and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, including translations, original works, classical thought, and ideologies in his drama and verse. Hughes is revealed as a leading figurein literary reception of the Classics in 20th century poetry, a sharply intelligent and sensitive reader of some of the world's foundational texts.

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This collection of sixteen articles, written by leading specialists in Classical and English literature, is an important contribution to the critical assessment of Ted Hughes, one of the most popular and controversial English poets of the late 20th century. The chapters are arranged broadlychronologically according to Hughes's publicat...

Roger Rees is Reader in the School of Classics at St Andrews University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:July 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Keith Sagar: Ted Hughes and the ClassicsStuart Gillespie: Hughes's first translationLorna Hardwick: Can (modern) poets do classical drama? The case of Ted HughesJohn Talbot: Eliot's Seneca, Ted Hughes's OedipusJanne Stigen Drangsholt: Living mythsVanda Zajko: Mutilated towards alignment?': Prometheus on his Crag and the 'Cambridge School' of anthropologyNeil Roberts: Hughes's myth: the Classics in Gaudete and Cave BirdsRoger Rees: Between monarchy and democracy: neo-classicism and the Laureate poetry of Ted HughesGarrett A. Jacobsen: 'A holiday in a rest home': Ted Hughes as vates in Tales from OvidAnne-Marie Tatham: Passion in extremis in Ted Hughes's Tales from OvidJennifer Ingleheart: The transformation of the Actaeon myth: Ovid, Metamorphoses 3 and Ted Hughes's Tales from OvidGenevieve Liveley: Birthday Letters from Pontus: Ted Hughes and the white noise of classical elegyMichael Silk: Ted Hughes: allusion and poetic languageHallie Marshall: The Hughes Version: commercial considerations and dramatic imaginationSarah Annes Brown: Classic reanimated: Ted Hughes and reflexive translationDavid Gervais: Beyond tragedy: Ted Hughes, Racine and Euripides