Monday 09. July 2012
Keith Sagar (ed.) Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar

Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar

Keith Sagar (ed.) Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar

Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar

The book publishes all 144 letters from Hughes to Sagar held at the British Library, from the beginning of their correspondence in 1969 until shortly before Hughes death in 1998. Over this time, they covered an amazing range of subjects, sometimes at great depth and in a very open, personal mood. Students and Ted Hughes enthusiasts will find most of Hughes's publications covered here, as well as many of the topics that were important to him. Occasionally, excerpts from Sagar's letters to Hughes are included too (Sagar didn't keep copies but some material ended up at the Hughes archives at Emory University). A few plates, a subject index and an introduction by Keith Sagar make for a well-rounded reading.

Essential!

Please note that some of the letters were already included in Letters of Ted Hughes.

Keith Sagar (ed.): Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar, The British Library 2012, is available from the British Library Shop at Opens external link in new windowwww.bl.uk/shop