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Crow

Crow

ISBN
9780571363162
Published
15/10/2020
9780571363162
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
112

About the Book

This anniversary edition celebrates fifty years since the original publication of Crow (1970) – the vital, shape-shifting collection
by Ted Hughes. Its context, including the integral role of the American artist Leonard Baskin and the significance of Hughes’ own lived tragedies, is illuminated in a new foreword by Marina Warner, as is the influence of ancient forms, legends and beliefs. The result underscores the work’s rough music and organic energy, as we encounter the enigmatic, unforgettable, ‘hulking, metamorphic beast-bird’ itself.

'These scraps, spoken by a crow, took poetry to a new beginning. They are the bones of poems – made of mere lines: rude, surreal, gleeful, desolate poems – which for all their bleakness transmit a flash of hope. I would exchange much of English literature for their dark courage.' Alice Oswald

This anniversary edition celebrates fifty years since the original publication of Crow (1970) – the vital, shape-shifting collectionby Ted Hughes. Its context, including the integral role of the American artist Leonard Baskin and the significance of Hughes’ own lived tragedies, is illuminated in a new foreword by Marina Warner, as is the influence of ancient forms, legends and beliefs. The result underscores the work’s rough music and organic energy, as we encounter the enigmatic, unforgettable, ‘hulking, metamorphic beast-bird’ itself.'These scraps, spoken by a crow, took poetry to a new beginning. They are the bones of poems – made of mere lines: rude, surreal, gleeful, desolate poems – which for all their bleakness transmit a flash of hope. I would exchange much of English literature for their dark courage.' Alice Oswald
  • Ted Hughes

    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 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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