Seamus Perry: Ted Hughes
29 August 2013
Show More Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar edited by Keith Sagar.
British Library, 340 pp., £25, May 2013, 978 0 7123 5862 0Show More
Ted and I: A Brother’s Memoir by Gerald Hughes.
Robson, 240 pp., £16.99, October 2012, 978 1 84954 389 7Show More
“... to Pater, Yeats and Lawrence, Graves, elements of Eliot and Woolf, and down to Leavis, Dylan Thomas and then, coming towards the nearer end of the line, the dark, odd and uncouth figure of Ted Hughes. In the superb doorstop of his Collected Poems, Hughes comes across as a more diverse poet than I remembered, and in many ways a more sympathetic and engaging presence. But it’s true that a good ...”