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RIVER

Hughes, Ted

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ISBN 10: 0060911379 / ISBN 13: 9780060911379
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1984
Soft cover
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Title: RIVER

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Soft Cover

Edition: First American Edition.

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First published in 1983, "River" celebrates fluvial landscapes, their creatures and their regenerative powers. Inspired by Hughes' love of fishing and by his environmental activism, the poems are a deftly and passionately attentive chronicle of change over the course of the seasons. West Country rivers predominate ("The West Dart" and "Torridge"), but other poems imagine or recall Japanese rivers or Celtic rivers, and "The Gulkana" explores an ancient Alaskan watercourse. At its core the sequence rehearses, in various settings, from winter to winter, the life-cycle of the salmon. All this, too, is stitched into the torn richness, the epic poise that holds him so steady in his wounds, so loyal to his doom, so patient in the machinery of heaven.

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Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Talesfrom Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984 and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.

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Charles Seluzicki, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA was established in the late 70's in Baltimore, Maryland. At that time, first specializing exclusively in poetry, we started our Fine Press Series and have published fine press books and broadsides by notable poets and writers: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Charles Simic, Tess Gallagher, Czeslaw Milosz, Mark Strand and a host of others. Projects by Charles Simic and Robert Lowell are in the works. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

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