Slight lean, covers are a bit dirty, but text is clean, tight and bright Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Über den Autor: Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & 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, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
Titel: The Coming of the Kings & Other Plays
Verlag: Faber & Faber Limited
Buchbeschreibung London: Faber & Faber, 1970, 1970. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Light fading along top and bottom edge of boards. An excellent copy in the jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to his friend Nick Gammage on the title page, "Ted Hughes, For Nick, Greetings and best wishes, Ted, 25 Nov. 93". Gammage and Hughes's correspondence began when Gammage, then a 19 year-old student and fan, wrote to the poet for help on his dissertation. For twenty years Hughes used to write exhaustive letters to him, in which he expressed much of his thinking on literature and on life - in Gammage's words, his letters "were like triggers, as though he was using the letters to explore his thinking about his writing. He would often start by saying, 'Your question is impossible to answer', and then for six pages give the most brilliant answers." After the poet's death, Gammage published The Epic Poise: A Celebration of Ted Hughes (Faber 1999). Scarce signed. Artikel-Nr. 77005