The Hawk in the Rain

by Ted Hughes

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The Hawk in the Rain Synopsis

This multi-award winning collection, the first from Ted Hughes, has at its heart the mixture of beauty and violence in the natural world. Dedicated to Sylvia Plath, Hawk in the Rain is a stunning collection of poems on the themes of competition and the struggle for survival. Hughes would go on to become Britain's Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death in 1998.

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ISBN: 9780571322817
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571322817
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Poetry,
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire. His father made portable wooden buildings. The family moved to Mexborough, a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire, when Hughes was seven. His parents took over a newsagent and tobacconist shop, and eventually he went to the local grammar school. In 1948 Hughes won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Before going there, he served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force. Between leaving Cambridge and becoming a teacher, he worked at various jobs, finally as a script-reader for Rank at their Pinewood Studios. ...

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