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  Ted Hughes
Hughes stated that poems, like animals, are each one 'an assembly of living parts, moved by a single spirit.' In his early works Hughes questioned man's function in the universal scheme.
In 1970 Hughes was one of the founders of the Arvon Foundation.
Hughes often embodied the primal forces of nature as mythical animals, such as the pike ("With a sag belly and the grin it was born with.
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  Ted Hughes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ted Hughes was married from 1956-1963 to the American poet Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide in 1963 at the age of 30.
Hughes was born on August 17, 1930 at number 1, Aspinal Street, in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire and raised among the farms in the area.
Hughes' earlier poetic work is rooted in nature and, in particular, the innocent savagery of animals (Tennyson's phrase "nature, red in tooth and claw" could have been written for Hughes).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ted_Hughes   (1028 words)

 Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath - Article about Troubled Relationship of the Poets
Hughes recalled scenes from their courtship and marriage with precision - the peach scrunched outside Charing Cross station; the student parties (that famous bite/kiss), the first love-making ("You were slim and lithe and smooth as a fish").
But precisely because what Hughes is writing about is a form of energy with a strength and will of its own, no attempt - if indeed this is the attempt - to hand it over to Plath alone, to her distressed and haunted selfhood as he sees it, can work.
It is obvious from both Hughes revelations and Plath’s own diaries that the couple were deeply in love and the latter was an empty vessel which benefited both artistically and emotionally from being filled by the talent and personality that was England’s greatest poet of the last century.
1lit.tripod.com /june2001.html   (1061 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Ideas / The wild poet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hughes was, notoriously, the poet of overkill, of skulls and jaguars and slaughtered bulls.
Hughes envisioned Elizabethan England as a "police state" in which the old Catholicism was suppressed, and the new Puritanism held off, with torture and repression.
Hughes was never in any doubt that the great poet was a shaman, a healer of the spiritual hurts of his tribe.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2003/12/21/the_wild_poet   (1314 words)

 Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes
Born in Mytholmroyd, a remote mill town in West Yorkshire, Ted (as he was known to his friends and family) was enormously affected by the desolate moorland landscape of his childhood, and also by his father's vivid recollections of the brutality of trench warfare.
Hughes was also one of the originators of the Arvon Foundation and was awarded an OBE in 1977.
Ted Hughes died of cancer on 28th October 1998, having just been appointed to the Order of Merit.
www.allinfoaboutpoetry.com /features/ted_hughes.html   (966 words)

 BBC - Devon - History - Poet Laureate
Hughes was devastated by her death and didn't write poetry for some time afterwards.
Hughes tried to keep a low profile, but he was vilified by some people, who blamed his behaviour for the suicides of the two women.
Hughes had requested his name be cut in a long slab of granite and placed between the sources of the rivers Teign, Dart, Taw and East Okement.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/discovering/famous/ted_hughes.shtml   (657 words)

 A Divided Response to Poems of Ted Hughes
Now that Hughes, 67, has spoken out, discussing Plath for the first time in a stunning new volume of poetry, he might be forgiven for hoping that the teasing and pricking will finally end.
On one side, led by feminist critics at American universities, are those who believe Hughes wronged Plath in life by abandoning her, and in death by too carefully controlling publication of her work.
Although Hughes has argued that he wanted simply to prevent untruths from circulating -- "I hope each of us owns the facts of her or his own life," he once wrote -- Plath scholars complain that his meddling went much further, to the point of censorship.
partners.nytimes.com /library/books/012798hughes-poetry-art.html   (1648 words)

 Ted Hughes Biography Summary
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was an eminent English poet who led a resurgence of English poetic innovation starting in the late 1950s.
Ted Hughes was born in 1930 in the Yorkshire town of Mytholmroyd in England.
Ted Hughes is one of a very few contemporary British poets to have gained a significant reputation outside Britain.
www.bookrags.com /Ted_Hughes   (549 words)

 Review: Ted Hughes: Collected Poems - by Keith Sagar
Hughes inherited from Blake and Lawrence a conviction that modern Western man has built up over two thousand years layer upon layer of insulation, both physical and psychic, against nature, including all nature’s sustaining and creative energies, imagination and spirit.
The original idea was that Crow re-enacts not only all Hughes’ errors, but all the errors of the race (or the male half of it), begins to learn at last from his mistakes, seeks correction, embarks on a quest for the female, formerly his victim, now his intended bride.
Hughes' poems have an amazing capacity to fertilize the imaginations of others, not only other writers, but those who have not yet begun to write, and artists, and musicians.
www.ted-hughes.de /rev_collected_keith.html   (1261 words)

 Jeanette Winterson on Ted Hughes | Great poets of the 20th century | guardian.co.uk Books
Hughes is a vigorous poet and the muscle of his language lifts the ordinary or overlooked experience, turns it about, holds it up to the light, carries it for us, then gently puts it down where we won't forget it.
But Hughes, the Yorkshireman with the land in his DNA, began to rewrite the human connection to the natural world, to rewire it really, without sentimentality or evasion.
Reading Ted Hughes is a wild call to live "where the night snows stars and the earth creaks".
books.guardian.co.uk /greatpoets/story/0,,2262149,00.html   (716 words)

 Ted Hughes and Crow by Ann Skea: Journal of Mythic Arts, Winter, 2007, Endicott Studio
There is ample evidence of Hughes' intentions and of his belief in the power of myth in his prose writing (some of which is collected in Winter Pollen (3)) and, especially, in his discussion of Shakespeare's work in Shakespeare and The Goddess of Complete Being.
Hughes' first published poems, in The Hawk in the Rain (9), are examples of his use of small poetic charms which contain powerful animal energies.
Crow (18), however, was the first sequence of poems in which Hughes began to create an extensive folk–mythology of his own, complete with a fallible God (reminiscent of Blake's Nobodaddy) and with a questing hero who, in the end, turns out to be inadequate for the task which he, and Hughes, have set themselves.
www.endicott-studio.com /wtrm/wrHughes.html   (891 words)

 Poetry: Ted Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire, in the small village of Mytholmroyd.
His father was a carpenter and later became a shopkeeper, but his disturbed memories of his experiences in World War I, when he was one of a handful in his regiment to survive the slaughter of the British troops at Gallipoli, were a haunting presence in the family's life.
As he said later, "It was all we were interested in, all we ever did." By the time they returned to England in 1959, he had already begun publishing successfully, which aggravated tensions that already existed in their marriage.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/poetry/thughes.htm   (696 words)

 TED HUGHES - Collected poems
Hughes had come a long way from the Yeats-like mastery of verse in his first books; this is astonishingly crude and raucous in style, hammeringly repetitious and often very ugly.
Ted Hughes's relationship with Faber and Faber began in 1957 with the appearance of The Hawk in the Rain and was to span his entire career.
Ted Hughes was out to dazzle and seduce from the start, and not just with his poems.
www.arlindo-correia.com /080404.html   (11872 words)

 Letters Of Ted Hughes - Book Reviews - Books - Entertainment - smh.com.au
Hughes was to be hounded for the rest of his life by the life and death of Plath and in this selection of letters she is the spectre that haunts them to the very end.
It would not be until the last year of his life, 1998, that Hughes opened the steel doors to allow his by now substantial international audience, and posterity, into that painful place where those "events" still acted as a "whole log-jam pile-up" on his psyche.
That said, the Hughes that Reid does sculpt emerges as a giant of a man: a fiercely protective, loving father, a passionate and compassionate friend, a writer enthralled with the power of language, generous in his help to other writers, yet a lonely Heathcliff, weathered by the elements, both temporal and metaphysical.
www.smh.com.au /news/book-reviews/letters-of-ted-hughes/2008/01/18/1200620198846.html   (1158 words)

 Ted Hughes (1930 - 1998)
TED Hughes, the Poet Laureate, died after suffering from liver cancer for 18 months, he was 68.
Hughes, who lived a reclusive life in Devon and kept his illness secret from all but those closest to him, died in a London hospital.
Hughes is survived by his wife Carol, and by a son, Nicholas, and daughter, Frieda, from his first marriage.
ted-hughes.memory-of.com   (357 words)

 Ted Hughes
For the Gehenna, Hughes worked in close collaboration with the artist and printer Leonard Baskin, and their friendship and artistic association spanned decades.
Hughes' last work, a translation of Aeschylus' Oresteia (2001), was also a Gehenna production, purchased for the Library with the help of the Friends of the British Library.
Hughes' publications are entered individually in the British Library Integrated Catalogue.
www.bl.uk /collections/britirish/modbrihughes.html   (555 words)

 Poetry inspired by Sylvia Plath -- Ted Hughes
The English poet Ted Hughes was Sylvia's husband from 1956 till her death in 1963, they lived together until autumn 1962.
Ted Hughes, who was born and brought up in the part of the world she has captured in these atmospheric studies, was inspired by them to provide a verse text, one of the most personal things he has written.
Ted Hughes once confessed that most of his short fiction was merely "an accompaniment to my poems." But there are many gems here, including the affecting trilogy portraying the poet's South Yorkshire childhood.
www.sylviaplath.de /plath/hughes.html   (2304 words)

 Ted Hughes Homepage
Ted Hughes and Crow: A detailed discussion of Crow and of the role of Crow himself as a Trickster figure
Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest: An exploration of Ted Hughes use of myth, mysticism and alchemy in Cave Birds, Remains of Elmet and River, with detailed examination of many of the poems.
A brief introduction to the poetry of Ted Hughes, with reference to poems by both Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
ann.skea.com /THHome.htm   (377 words)

 Online NewsHour: Ted Hughes' poems about Sylvia Plath -- February 18, 1998
Since then, her husband Ted Hughes has refused to respond to accusations that he was to blame for her death.
She and Hughes had a daughter in 1960 and, in 1962, a son.
There's a story that I believe Hughes tells in some notes in the collected poems about how when Plath was stuck for subjects, he would set her problems.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june98/plath_2-18.html   (1799 words)

 Ted Hughes and Crow
Here is the counterpart of Hughes' Crow, who, laughing, singing and eating, displays his supreme egotism by "Flying the fl flag of himself" ('Crow Blacker than Ever', C p.69) through the havoc and horror which he has helped to create.
In Crow, Hughes not only redefined God, he adopted Biblical language and style, recreated the Biblical Genesis story, perverted the message of the supreme power of God's love and cast Crow in the role of "crucified" and reborn hero('Crow and the Sea', C p.82) and survivor of the Apocalypse.
Scigaj,L., The Poetry of Ted Hughes, Iowa, UIP, 1986, Hirschberg,S., Myth in the Poetry of Ted Hughes, Dublin, Wolfhound, 1981.
www.zeta.org.au /~annskea/Trickstr.htm   (3555 words)

 Ted Hughes
Stigen-Drangsholt, J. "Ted Hughes and Romanticism: A Poetry of Desolation," in Cercles 12 (2005)
Ted on Sylvia, for the record "The British Library has recently acquired the 30-year correspondence between Ted Hughes and the critic Keith Sagar.
Information about the exhibit of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath documents in 2005, which "brings together for the first time original letters, manuscripts and photographs from the Sylvia Plath archive at Smith College and from the Ted Hughes archive at Emory University.
www.literaryhistory.com /20thC/HughesT.htm   (1065 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Ted Hughes
Edward James (Ted) Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, in the West Riding district of Yorkshire, on August 17, 1930.
Hughes did not write again for years, as he focused all of his energy on editing and promoting Plath’s poems.
Hughes won many of Europe’s highest literary honors, and was appointed Poet Laureate of England in 1984, a post he held until his death.
poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/113   (543 words)

Ted Hughes was born on Aug. 17, 1930, in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire, England.
Hughes and Plath had two children together, Frieda and Nicholas.  During the fall of 1962 Hughes began seeing Assia Wevill and soon after he and Sylvia Plath separated.  While suffering from depression the following winter, Plath took her own life.
Frieda Rebecca Hughes (1960-), author and artist, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, was born in London on April 1, 1960.  The collection consists primarily of letters to Frieda Hughes from her father, Ted Hughes and stepmother, Carol Hughes from 1971 - 1997
marbl.library.emory.edu /Guides/guides-Hughes.Ted.html   (2755 words)

 Earth | Moon - Who was Ted Hughes ? Biographical Sketch
Hughes was stationed »as a ground wireless mechanic in the RAF on an isolated three-man station in east Yorkshire — a time of which he mentions that he had ›nothing to do but read and reread Shakespeare and watch the grass grow‹« [Sagar: Ted Hughes, 3].
Hughes and Plath moved to a small apartment in Boston and Sylvia Plath decided to give up her academic career and dedicate herself to full-time writing.
Ted Hughes edited A Choice of Coleridge's Verse, in which he pointed to a similar mythic pattern as the one he discovered in the works of Shakespeare.
www.earth-moon.org /bio_bib.html   (4305 words)

 [minstrels] The Thought Fox -- Ted Hughes
There's a colour and passion that fire Hughes' images; his world of 'Nature, red in tooth and claw' is at once both more earthy and more 'real' than those of the Movement poets who were his contemporaries; their works seem pallid and strained in comparison.
Hughes has said that this was the first animal poem he wrote." -- George Macbeth Ted Hughes died last year, at the age of 68.
The poetry of Ted Hughes is such a special case; its forcefulness and animal vitality injected new life into English poetry.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/98.html   (1153 words)

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