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'The poem we are told was originally intended as a film scenario. Ted Hughes has that sure poetic instinct that heads implacably for the particular instances rather than ideas or abstraction; he has an especial talent for evoking the visual particular . . . Ted Hughes has produced a strange bastard form that [works] because he has such an acute sense of the suggestive power of specific visual images and the ability to evoke them in words.' Oliver Lyne, Times Literary Supplement

Gaudete 1998, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571111244


Gaudete 1977, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060120078

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