Terry Gifford: Ted Hughes (Routledge Guides to Literature)

Terry Gifford: Ted Hughes (Routledge Guides to Literature)

Ted Hughes (Routledge Guides to Literature)

Author: Gifford, Terry

Published by Routledge, 2009

Terry Gifford is author, with Neil Roberts of Ted Hughes: A Critical Study (1981). Over the years he has written numerous essays on Ted Hughes, focussing on ecocriticism.

Contents

Introduction

I: Life and contexts

  • The childhood to undergraduate years (1930-56)
  • The Plath years (1956-63)
  • The Assia period (1963-69)
  • From marriage to the Laureateship (1970-84)
  • The Laureate years (1984-98)

2: Works

  • The Hawk in the Rain and Lupercal
  • Wodwo
  • Crow and Cave Birds
  • Gaudete
  • Remains of Elmet and Elmet
  • Moortown
  • Season Songs and Flowers and Insects
  • River
  • Wolfwatching
  • Rain-Charm for the Duchy and other Laureate Poems
  • Birthday Letters, Howls and Whispers and Capriccio
  • Stories
  • Children's works
  • Criticism and letters
  • Translations
  • Plays

3: Criticism

  • Reputations
  • Language
  • Myth
  • Laureateship, history and politics
  • Hughes and Plath
  • Ecology
  • Conclusion

4: Chronology

  • Further reading
  • Bibliography
  • Index