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Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales

Hughes, Ted

ISBN 10: 0571175678 / ISBN 13: 9780571175673
Published by Faber Faber Inc, 1996
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Title: Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales

Publisher: Faber Faber Inc

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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In this third volume of creation stories by Ted Hughes, God is still hard at work fashioning his creatures, breathing life into his clay. He has some triumphant successes but as always there are mistakes, and he has to keep his wits about him when the more tiresome inventions need conning into being something else. He is a brilliant, mischievous and wily God, brought to life himself in these mesmerizing tales by a master storyteller.

About the Author:

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.In 1956 Hughes married the American poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963, and they had two children. He remarried in 1970. He was awarded the OBE in 1977, created Poet Laureate in December 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998. He died in October 1998.Ted Hughes's first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Fabe

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