New York: Harper & Row, 1980. First thus. Paperback. An Uncorrected Proof bound in light tan perfect bound printed wrappers. The heart of this new poetry collection, the seventh from England's finest poet, is a series of thirty-four poems about the ordinary life of serious farming. Ted Hughes began keeping a journal of his farming activities in Devon, raising sheep and cattle, and it quickly went beyond the bounds of simple reportage. The journal was the source of these breathtaking poems that seem to encompass everything in the natural, domestic world; birth, death, such rites of passage as dehorning, emergencies the pull of landscape and the startling nature of the communication between man and beast. A very good copy with uneven sunning to both front and rear covers. Item #15093
ISBN: 0060120169

Price: $125.00

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