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DANNY O’CONNOR. Ted Hughes and Trauma: Burning the Foxes.

Bentley, Paul (2017) DANNY O’CONNOR. Ted Hughes and Trauma: Burning the Foxes. The Review of English Studies, 68 (286). pp. 835-837. ISSN 0034-6551

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Abstract

Any book which departs from the comforting idea of Ted Hughes the nature poet—less an upstart Crow than a kind of benign Heathcliff gone soft round the edges, a figure in whom we find confirmed our green credentials—will today stand out. Danny O’Connor’s book, with its theoretical twists and turns, its grappling with the poems not as missives from the earth but as knotty Lacanian problems, which in the process of being unravelled lead only to conceptual impossibilities and contradictions, is admirably perverse.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Book Review of Danny O’Connor. Ted Hughes and Trauma: Burning the Foxes . Pp. viii+204. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Divisions: Creative Arts
Depositing User: Ms Alice Primmer
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 11:24
URI: http://marjon.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15591

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