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The Laughter of FoxesA Study of Ted Hughes$
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Keith Sagar

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310119

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313479

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From World of Blood to World of Light

From World of Blood to World of Light

(p.104) Chapter Four From World of Blood to World of Light
The Laughter of Foxes
Liverpool University Press

This chapter analyzes Hughes' literary journey starting from the first lines of the first poem in his first book, The Hawk in the Rain to the last lines of his last poem in his 1982 Selected Poems. It suggests that despite his deep early involvement with the natural world, Hughes was never in much danger of being remade in the image of Wordsworth.

Keywords:   Ted Hughes, poems, poetry

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