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The Laughter of Foxes
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The Laughter of Foxes: A Study of Ted Hughes

Keith Sagar

Abstract

A literary figure often overshadowed by his famed wife, Sylvia Plath, and their troubled marriage, Ted Hughes was a brilliant poet in his own right who wrote some of the most important British poetry of the twentieth century. This book probes all aspects of the poet's life and work, delving into the specifics of his life as revealed by his writings and correspondence. A wide array of topics — including the mythic imagination, the poetic relationship between Plath and Hughes, and a detailed analysis of Hughes' poem ‘A Dove Came’ through its evolving drafts — reveals fascinating new avenues of l ... More

Keywords: Ted Hughes, mythic imagination, poetic relationship, Sylvia Plath, A Dove Came, Crow, literary analysis, biographical analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310119
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313479

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Sagar, author