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ISBN-10: 0571225837

ISBN-13: 9780571225835

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ted Hughes was born on August 17, 1930 in England and attended Cambridge University, where he became interested in anthropology and folklore. These interests would have a profound effect on his poetry. In 1956, Hughes married famed poet Sylvia Plath. He taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 1957 until 1959, and he stopped writing altogether for several years after Plath's suicide in 1963. Hughes's poetry is highly marked by harsh and savage language and depictions, emphasizing the animal quality of life. He soon developed a creature called Crow who appeared in several volumes of poetry including A Crow Hymn and Crow Wakes. A creature of mythic proportions, Crow…    

Seamus Heaney was born in Mossbawn, Ireland on April 13, 1939. He received a degree in English from Queen's College in Belfast in 1961. After earning his teacher's certificate in English from St. Joseph's College in Belfast the following year, he took a position at the school as an English teacher. During his time as a teacher at St. Joseph's, he wrote and published work in the university magazine under the pen name Incertus. In 1966, he became an English literature lecturer at Queen's College in Belfast. His first volume of poems, Death of a Naturalist, went on to receive the E.C. Gregory Award, the Cholmondeley Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.…    

""The Names of the Hare M-Z
""Napoleon,""
""'A narrow Fellow in the Grass
""Nature's Lineaments,""
""'nobody loses all the time
""The North Ship,""
""The Nose,""
""'Now entertain conjecture of a time
""Nutting,""
""The Octopus,""
""Ode to a Nightingale,""
""Of Poor B. B.,""
""The Old Familiar Faces,""
""'An old man stirs the fire