- Launch of St Botolph’s Review. Meets Sylvia Plath
Seneca's Oedipus. Adapted by Ted Hughes .
Ted Hughes' "Collected Poems" is an instant masterpiece that will take us years to absorb fully--if indeed such an understanding is ever possible.
The poem is written by poet Ted Hughes.
With luck, the recent North American release of Hughes' "Collected Poems" will help shift our attention back to his remarkable accomplishments as a writer.
The Oresteia of Aeschylus: A New Translation by Ted Hughes.
Sections of uncollected poems alternate with groupings that are presented as they appeared in previous books.
And thus unfolds a life in letters: In poem after poem after poem, an early adherence to more formal approaches fades away, while melancholy gathers in the writer's later works even as he builds up his poetic powers.
Considering Hughes within the context of this book, which one presumes will be his definitive textual monument, I could not help but be reminded of the late James Dickey.
Eurpides: Alcestis. In a version by Ted Hughes.
As Ostrom explains, "To a great degree, his stories speak for those who are disenfranchised, cheated, abused, or ignored because of race or class." (51) Hughes's stories speak of the downtrodden African-Americans neglected and overlooked by a prejudiced society.