The Spoken Word: Ted Hughes: Poems and Short Stories (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)
- Author:The British Library
- Publisher:British Library
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- Format:Audiobook, CD
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Media:Audio CD
- Number Of Items:2
- Edition:Two CDs with booklet
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
- Dimensions (in):1 x 4.8 x 5.5
- Publication Date:September 1, 2009
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This first of a pair of two CD set is drawn from the BBC Radio broadcasts of Ted Hughes and features live and studio recordings of the poet introducing and reading his own work. The recordings include his earliest surviving poetry broadcast and extensive selections from Remains of Elmet and Moortown Diary, plus selections from his Crow poems and two complete short stories, The Harvesting and Snow.
Hughes was Poet Laureate from 1984 till his death in 1998 and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished British poets of the post-war period. Most of the broadcasts are previously unpublished.
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