Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet

Authors: Reddick, Yvonne

  • Reveals Hughes to be not only an ecopoet, but a writer of environmental prose, a ‘green’ activist, and a promoter of environmental education
  • Combines cutting-edge insights on ecocriticism with extensive archival research 
  • This is the first book devoted entirely to the development of Ted Hughes’s environmentalism and environmental writing 
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This book is the first book devoted entirely to Hughes as an environmental activist and writer. Drawing on the rapidly-growing interest in poetry and the environment, the book deploys insights from ecopoetics, ecocriticism and Anthropocene studies to analyse how Hughes’s poetry reflects his environmental awareness. Hughes’s understanding of environmental issues is placed within the context of twentieth-century developments in ‘green’ ideology and politics, challenging earlier scholars who have seen his work as apolitical. The unique strengths of this book lie in its combination of cutting-edge insights on ecocriticism with extensive work on the British Library’s new Ted Hughes archive. It will appeal to readers who enjoy Hughes’s work, as well as students and academics.

About the authors

Yvonne Reddick is Research Fellow in Modern English and World Literatures at University of Central Lancashire, UK, and she has previously held a research fellowship at the University of Warwick. She is a poet and scholar of literature and the environment. She won the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition and a Northern Writer’s Award in 2016, and her pamphlet Translating Mountains is now available.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reddick, Yvonne

    Pages 1-19

  • Hughes, Ecocriticism and Ecopoetry

    Reddick, Yvonne

    Pages 21-55

  • From Mytholmroyd to Mexborough: Origins of Hughes’s Environmental Awareness

    Reddick, Yvonne

    Pages 57-72

  • ‘Long Live the Weeds and the Wilderness’: Hughes’s ‘Green’ Literary Influences

    Reddick, Yvonne

    Pages 73-103

  • Animal Agency, America and Early Environmental Views

    Reddick, Yvonne

    Pages 105-148

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59177-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59176-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59177-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59177-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59176-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 343
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