The Spoken Word: Poems and Short Stories

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9780712305495: The Spoken Word: Poems and Short Stories

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This 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 until 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 Most of the broadcasts are previously unpublished. Includes an introductory booklet. Track listing Disc One: 1. The Harvesting a short story 2. The Captain s Speech (from The House of Aries) 3. Thistles (from Wodwo) 4. The Road to Easington 5. Out (from Wodwo) 6. The Thought-Fox (from The Hawk in the Rain) 7. The Retired Colonel (from Lupercal) 8. Pike (from Lupercal) 9. Hawk Roosting (from Lupercal) 10. Full Moon and Little Frieda (from Wodwo) 11. Pibroch (from Wodwo) 12. Prometheus on his crag had such an advantageous prospect (No. 18 from Prometheus on his Crag) 13. Prometheus on his crag spotted the vulture (No. 4 from Prometheus on his Crag) 14. Prometheus on his crag began to admire the vulture 15. [Introduction] 16. The Best Worker in Europe [extract] 17. From Poet of the Month (Ted Hughes discusses his appointment as Poet Laureate and his understanding of his role) 18. Snow a short story Disc Two 1. A Kill (from A Few Crows) 2. A Childish Prank (from A Few Crows) 3. Notes for a Little Play (from A Few Crows) 4. [Introduction] 5. Football at Slack 6. Wild Rock 7. For Billy Holt 8. When Men Got to the Summit 9. The Long Tunnel Ceiling 10. Mount Zion 11. Shackleton Hill 12. Cock-Crows 13 Heptonstall Old Church 14. [Introduction] 15. Teaching a dumb calf 16. Tractor 17. Orf 18. February 17th 19. Happy calf 20. [Introduction] 21. Earth-numb (from Earth-numb) 22. A Motorbike (from Earth-numb) 23. The Lovepet (from Earth-numb) 24. Funeral (No. 22 from Orts) 25. The Song (from Adam and the Sacred Nine) 26. And the Falcon came (from Adam and the Sacred Nine) 27. The Swift comes the swift (from Adam and the Sacred Nine) 28. The Dove Came (from Adam and the Sacred Nine) 29. Life Is Trying to Be Life (from Earth-numb)

Revue de presse :

[The] power of his wrestling words is given a mighty new dimension by the poet's own, spoken voice ... be overawed by the vigour and strength of his language, by his mighty, questioning, sinewy genius. --Sue Gaisford, The Independent

[This] will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. --Sue Arnold, The Guardian

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