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River by Ted Hughes Signed

£150.00 Out Of Stock

Product description

First published in 1983, River celebrates fluvial landscapes, their creatures and their regenerative powers.
Inspired by Hughes's 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.

from 'October Salmon'

This is an edition with accompanying photography by Peter Keen. Ted Hughes has signed and dated the volume. There is some bumping to corners and discolouration of the page edges and the back cover has a crease to the top left corner. Overall however a good copy.

Item details

Added value:
Signed first edition
Author(s):
Ted Hughes (Poems), Peter Keen (Photography)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
26x24.5cm
Edition:
1983 First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571130933
ISBN-13:
9780571130931
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Title:
River

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First published in 1983, River celebrates fluvial landscapes, their creatures and their regenerative powers.
Inspired by Hughes's 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.

from 'October Salmon'

This is an edition with accompanying photography by Peter Keen. Ted Hughes has signed and dated the volume. There is some bumping to corners and discolouration of the page edges and the back cover has a crease to the top left corner. Overall however a good copy.

Added value:
Signed first edition
Author(s):
Ted Hughes (Poems), Peter Keen (Photography)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
26x24.5cm
Edition:
1983 First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571130933
ISBN-13:
9780571130931
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Title:
River

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