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Ted Hughes

TED HUGHES (1930-1998) published numerous volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Guardian Award for Children's Fiction in 1985 and was appointed Poet Laureate of England in 1984.

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A Ted Hughes Bestiary
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A Ted Hughes Bestiary

Ted Hughes; Selected by Alice Oswald
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“Ted Hughes was a great man and a great poet because of his wholeness and his simplicity and his unfaltering truth to his own sense of the world.” —Seamus Heaney

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Selected Translations
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Selected Translations

Ted Hughes; Edited by Daniel Weissbort
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


"EXPAND[S] OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS FASCINATING LITERARY CHARACTER." —STEVEN RATINER, THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

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A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse
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A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse

Selected and with an Introduction by Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Shakespeare's best as chosen by the great English poet



"According to most anthologies, [Shakespeare] wrote only sonnets and songs for his plays....

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Collected Poems for Children
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Collected Poems for Children

Ted Hughes; Pictures by Raymond Briggs
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

This collection brings together the more than 250 children's poems Ted Hughes wrote throughout his career. They are arranged by volume, beginning with those published for younger readers and progressing...

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Collected Poems
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Collected Poems

Ted Hughes; Edited by Paul Keegan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

All the poems of a great 20th-century poet.

From the astonishing debut Hawk in the Rain (1957) to Birthday Letters (1998), Ted Hughes was one of postwar literature's truly...

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The Rattle Bag
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The Rattle Bag

Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Rattle Bag is an anthology of poetry (mostly in English but occasionally in translation) for general readers and students of all ages and backgrounds. These poems have been selected by...

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Selected Poems 1957-1994
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Selected Poems 1957-1994

Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Poems from every phase of the career of a great poet

This selection of Ted Hughes's poetry, made by the author himself in 1995, includes poems from every phase of his four-decade career....

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The Oresteia of Aeschylus
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The Oresteia of Aeschylus

Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the last year of his life, Ted Hughes completed translations of three major dramatic works: Racine's Phedre, Euripedes' Alcestis, and the trilogy of plays known as at The...

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Alcestis
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Alcestis

Euripedes; Translated and Adapted by Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the years before his death at age sixty-eight in 1998, Hughes translated several classical works with great energy and ingenuity. His Tales from Ovid was called "one of the great works...

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Phèdre
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Phèdre

Jean Racine; Translated by Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A lean, high-tension version of a classic tragedy.

The myth of Phaedra is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. As dramatized by the French playwright Jean Racine (1639-99),...

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Tales from Ovid
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Tales from Ovid

Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A powerful version of the Latin classic by England's late Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it was published in 1997, Tales from Ovid was immediately recognized as a classic in its own...

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Birthday Letters
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Birthday Letters

Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Birthday Letters is Hughes's account of his marriage to Sylvia Plath, which began as a love match between two gifted and ambitious young poets and ended with Plath's suicide in 1963 at the age of thirty, after Hughes had left her for another woman. The book thus makes up the untold portion of one of the great tragic love stories of our time, one so laden with myth and acrimony that at times it resembles a post-feminist Romeo and Juliet.

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Blood Wedding
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Blood Wedding

Federico Garcia Lorca; In a New Version by Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Lorca's Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy...

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Spring Awakening
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Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind; A New Version by Ted Hughes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This version of Frank Wedekind's extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing...

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