The Laughter of Foxes

The Laughter of Foxes A Study of Ted Hughes - Liverpool English Texts and Studies

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Laughter of Foxes was the first study to be published after Hughes' death, and therefore the first to survey the whole of Hughes' achievement, including Birthday Letters. It contains a great deal of new information, including extracts from Hughes' letters, and the first publication of the background story of Crow. There are chapters on the mythic imagination, on the poetic relationship between Hughes and Plath, and on the evolution of a Hughes poem through all its manuscript drafts. But the main purpose of the book is to attempt an adequate reading of Hughes' poetry, revealing the underlying quest which transformed his imagination, leading him by painful stages from a vision of a world made of blood to a vision of a world made of light.

"Sagar's style is both scholarly and accessible... essential reading for anyone passionate about the work of Hughes."-Erica Wagner, The Times

Book information

ISBN: 9780853235651
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Imprint: Liverpool University Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 428g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 31mm