s
open for deliveries

– welcome to our online shop –

Lupercal

£14.99

‘Lupercal’ was Ted Hughes’s second collection, containing some of his most brilliant animal poetry. It confirmed his reputation as a major talent in British poetry. In language that is by now utterly distinctive, the poems both describe and deliver a kind of psychic shock. Hughes’s singularity of vision provides a ready symbiosis between theme and subject – the brute survival instinct of ‘Hawk Roosting’ or ‘Pike’, for instance; the rapturous attention bestowed upon ‘An Otter’ or ‘The Bull Moses’; the pervasive legacy of human history that can be seen to saturate a Hughesian landscape. ‘Lupercal’ is as vital and urgent today as it was when it was first published, its edict, implicit in every poem: to wake up, to pay attention.

In stock

Description

Lupercal was Ted Hughes’s second collection, containing some of his most brilliant animal poetry. It confirmed his reputation as a major talent in British poetry.

‘Hughes has found his own voice, created his own artistic world and has emerged as a poet of the first importance . . . What Ted Hughes has done is to take a limited, personal theme and, by an act of immensely assured poetic skill, has broadened it until it seems to touch upon nearly everything that concerns us.’ Al Alvarez, Observer, 27 March, 1960

In language that is by now utterly distinctive, the poems both describe and deliver a kind of psychic shock. Hughes’s singularity of vision provides a ready symbiosis between theme and subject – the brute survival instinct of ‘Hawk Roosting’ or ‘Pike’, for instance; the rapturous attention bestowed upon ‘An Otter’ or ‘The Bull Moses’; the pervasive legacy of human history that can be seen to saturate a Hughesian landscape.

Lupercal is as vital and urgent today as it was when it was first published, its edict, implicit in every poem: to wake up, to pay attention.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 22.5 × 14.2 × 1 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

64

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

ebb & flo book shop
12 Gillibrand St, Chorley PR7 2EJ
01257 262773
info@ebbandflobookshop.co.uk
Now taking CLICK & COLLECT orders