Gaudete by Ted Hughes
. 1985 impression of this Faber & Faber paperback edition originally published in 1979. Medium format paperback in fine condition. Flat signed by Ted Hughes to front end page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
'The poem we are told was originally intended as a film scenario. Ted Hughes has that sure poetic instinct that heads implacably for the particular instances rather than ideas or abstraction; he has an especial talent for evoking the visual particular . . . Ted Hughes has produced a strange bastard form that [works] because he has such an acute sense of the suggestive power of specific visual images and the ability to evoke them in words.'
Oliver Lyne, Times Literary Supplement
About Ted Hughes
So, Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber. and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He also received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
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