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Tales from Ovid By Ted Hughes

Tales from Ovid
by Ted Hughes

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When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding.
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Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes

When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with his own qualities that it was as if Latin and English poet were somehow the same person. Tales from Ovid, which went on to win the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, continued the project of recreation with 24 passages, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe. In them, Hughes's supreme narrative and poetic skills combine to produce a book that stands, alongside his Crow and Gaudete, as an inspired addition to the myth-making of our time.

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Tales from Ovid Reviews


"Brilliantly succeeds at bringing Ovid's passionate and disturbing stories to life."--James Shapiro, " The New York Times Book Review"
"One of the few unquestionable successes in the revolutionary vein Pound opened at the start of the century."--Donald Lyons, "The Wall Street Journal"
"Hughes is as broad as Ovid and as subtle, as violent and as erotic, as elegant and as folksy-and often all at the same time. It is simply a beautiful match."--Michael Hofmann, "The Times "(London)

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.

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GOR001217575
Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1997-05-05
288
0571191037
9780571191031
Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 1998 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1998 Winner of Whitbread Prize (Poetry) 1997 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Poetry Category 1997 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1997 Short-listed for Forward Poetry Prize 1997 Short-listed for Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection 1997
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