Ted Hughes’s “The Thought-Fox”


  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker April 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm .

    Sillitoe ! Hughes !<br /><br />we ain&#39;t just-uh-whistling-dixie here these are Giants!<br /><br />the name Ruth Fainlight new to me…<br /><br />going up to the Wheaton Library tomorrow where in their basement they sell at about 10 cents on the dollar books &#39;discontinued&#39; from all of the county library branches.. las time I was there they had 100s of poetry books<br /><br />on

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison April 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm .

    I&#39;ve only ever had the 1970 Faber edition of <i>Crow</i>, which (according to Paul Keegan&#39;s editor&#39;s notes to Hughes&#39;s <i>Collected Poems</i>) did not include seven poems published in the 1971 American edition. All but one of those (&quot;Lovepet&quot;) were included in the expanded second edition issued by Faber in 1972. Intriguingly enough, Keegan writes, &quot;Many Crow poems

  3. vazambam
    vazambam April 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm .

    Great post and poem, Joe. One extra benefit of your post is finding out you were a work-study student! (I did my part working in Seattle housing projects, finding tutors for kids). Oh, by the way–I also have that 1971 edition of CROW.

  4. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker April 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm .

    I&#39;ve kept his CROW (1971, Harper &amp; Row)<br /><br />&amp; of course<br /> Tales from OVID<br /><br />he is vastly &amp; has gotten a bad reputation mostly via &quot;political correctness&quot;<br /><br />or some such Plath &quot;stuff&quot;<br /><br />one of the poems in CROW is titled:<br /> &quot;Truth Kills Everybody&quot;<br /><br />Leonard

  5. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato April 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I&#39;m a Ted Hughes admirer, too: I think he&#39;s probably the last century&#39;s greatest nature poet. Superb writing.

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