So wrote Ted Hughes in the foreword to this collection, taken from forty years of occasional story-telling. Of the nine items, six are from Wodwo, Hughes's 1967 collection of poems and other writings, while 'The Head' has appeared only in a magazine, and 'The Deadfall' in an anthology of ghost stories.
'These nine pieces hang together, in my mind, as an accompaniment to my poems'. So wrote Ted Hughes in the foreword to this collection, taken from forty years of occasional story-telling. Of the nine items, six are from Wodwo, Hughes's 1967 collection of poems and other writings, while 'The Head' has appeared only in a magazine, and 'The Deadfall' in an anthology of ghost stories. 'O'Kelly's Angel', written when the author had just left university, is published for the first time.
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"Radiates all the rare intensithy readers will come to associate with Hughes's later poetry . . . Always, beneath the scenes, lu;rks Hughes's inescapable wonder at the mysterious, incalculable depths of all human endeavor."--Robert Johnson, "The Denver Post" "Landscapes are evoked with a Wordsworthian appetite . . .These works . . .convey . . . gripping incidents, brightened by the poet's shimmering imagery."--Andy Solomon," The New York Times Book Review" "Evocative . . . Each story is a compact gem, concise, beautifully rendered and holding a small seed of illumination."--Corey Messler, "The Memphis Commercial Appeal" "Taut, intense . . . These stories . . . show how effectively he can concentrate his talent for forceful images into compelling narratives."-"-Publishers Weekly"
About Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
Difficulties of a Bridegroom by Ted Hughes
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