River -


Poems by Ted Hughes



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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.

Product code: 9780571278756

ISBN 9780571278756
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H199xW133xS8
No. Of Pages 112
Publisher Faber & Faber
Edition Main
The poems in River follow a series of rivers through the course of a year, describing their sundry landscapes and animal life.