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A Dancer to God

Ted Hughes

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ISBN
9780571263011
Date Published
06.10.2011
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Summary

A Dancer to God brings together three short pieces written in homage to T. S. Eliot. They were prompted, in turn, by the unveiling of a plaque, by a reading of The Waste Land in a London theatre, and by a centenary dinner. But each piece far transcends its occasion, and may be read as part of a sustained meditation on the very nature of Eliot’s greatness as a poet.

Readers of Ted Hughes’s Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being, will find in this smaller book a comparable incisiveness and understanding of the spiritual demands imposed by supreme creative genius.

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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 and…

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