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 Hughesâ writing provides a rich exploration of the complete range of his works. In this volume, Terry Gifford:
- offers clear and detailed discussions of Hughesâ poetry, stories, plays, translations, essays and letters
- includes new biographical information, and previously unpublished archive material, especially on Hughesâ environmentalism
- provides a comprehensive account of Hughesâ 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 Hughespresents an accessible, fresh, and fascinating introduction to a major British writer whose work continues to be of crucial importance today.