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Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes seeks to unlock the secret of Shakespeare in his critical magnum opus – reissued with a foreword by Robert McCrum.

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£30.00
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571362806
Date Published
05.08.2021
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Summary

This enthralling tour de force of literary criticism, unprecedented in Shakespeare studies for its scope and daring, is nothing less than an attempt to show the Complete Works – dramatic and poetic – as a single, tightly integrated, evolving organism. Hughes supports his thesis with erudition and a painstakingly close analysis of language, plots and characters. A multitude of dazzling insights, such as only one great poet can offer into the work of another, is generated in the process, and our entire understanding of Shakespeare, his art and imagination, is radically transformed.

‘[This] huge study of Shakespeare, more than ten years in the making, is an unprecedented act of critical witness.’ London Review of Books

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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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