The poetry of Ted Hughes
The poetry of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, O.M. is among the most influential and important of the twentieth century. Since 1957, his work has attracted adulation, analysis and outrage – it has been acclaimed as the best poetry of the century, and proclaimed psychotic; decried as incomprehensible, and lauded as truly magnificent. The guide considers the key critical responses to the full range of Hughes’s poetry, from early reviews to full-length studies and posthumous tributes. It foregrounds important influences on Hughes’s work and explores themes central to his work such as nature, mythology and philosophy.