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Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of fishing and beasts in brooding landscapes.With an equal gift for poetry and prose, and with a soul as capacious as any poet in history, he was also a prolific children's writer and has been hailed as the greatest English letter-writer since John Keats. His magnetic personality and insatiable appetite for friendship, love, and life also attracted more scandal than any poet since Lord Byron. His lifelong quest to come to terms with the suicide of his first wife, Sylvia Plath, is the saddest and most infamous moment in the public history of modern poetry.Hughes left behind a more complete archive of notes and journals than any other major poet, including thousands of pages of drafts, unpublished poems, and memorandum books that make up an almost complete record of Hughes's inner life, which he preserved for posterity. Renowned scholar Jonathan Bate has spent five years in the Hughes archives, unearthing a wealth of new material. His book offers, for the first time, the full story of Hughes's life as it was lived, remembered, and reshaped in his art. It is a book that honors, though not uncritically, Hughes's poetry and the art of life-writing, approached by his biographer with an honesty answerable to Hughes's own.

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9780062362438 | Harpercollins, October 13, 2015, cover price $40.00
9780008118228 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, October 1, 2015, cover price $47.25

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9780062362445 | Reprint edition (Perennial, September 27, 2016), cover price $17.99
9780008118211 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, April 7, 2016, cover price $15.70 | About this edition: Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

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Hardcover:

9780415856591 | Routledge, May 23, 2013, cover price $155.00

Paperback:

9780415856652 | Routledge, December 3, 2014, cover price $48.95
9780415061162 | Routledge, July 1, 1991, cover price $13.95

As we enter a new millennium ruled by technology, will poetry still matter? The Song of the Earth answers eloquently in the affirmative. A book about our growing alienation from nature, it is also a brilliant meditation on the capacity of the writer to bring us back to earth, our home. In the first ecological reading of English literature, Jonathan Bate traces the distinctions among "nature," "culture," and "environment" and shows how their meanings have changed since their appearance in the literature of the eighteenth century. An intricate interweaving of climatic, topographical, and political elements poetically deployed, his book ranges from greenhouses in Jane Austen's novels to fruit bats in the poetry of Les Murray, by way of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, Dr. Frankenstein's Creature, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's bear, and an early nineteenth-century novel about an orangutan who stands for Parliament. Though grounded in the English Romantic tradition, the book also explores American, Central European, and Caribbean poets and engages theoretically with Rousseau, Adorno, Bachelard, and especially Heidegger. The model for an innovative and sophisticated new "ecopoetics," The Song of the Earth is at once an essential history of environmental consciousness and an impassioned argument for the necessity of literature in a time of ecological crisis.

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9780674001688 | Harvard Univ Pr, September 18, 2000, cover price $46.50 | About this edition: As we enter a new millennium ruled by technology, will poetry still matter?

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9781447242673, titled "Song of the Earth" | Gardners Books, December 18, 2014, cover price $24.95
9780674008182 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 8, 2002, cover price $32.50
9780330372695 | New edition (Pan Macmillan, April 6, 2001), cover price $13.80 | About this edition: This work is a series of pieces on the link between literature and the environment and why poetry matters in the new millennium.

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9780812969399 | Reprint edition (Modern Library, April 10, 2012), cover price $10.00

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Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swinging savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public money funding research into ancient Greek tragedy, literary value, philosophical conundrums or the aesthetics of design? Does such research deliver "value for money" and "public benefit"? Such questions have become especially pertinent in the UK in recent years, in the context of the drive by government to instrumentalize research across the disciplines and the prominence of discussions about "economic impact" and "knowledge transfer". In this book a group of distinguished humanities researchers, all working in Britain, but publishing research of international importance, reflect on the public value of their discipline, using particular research projects as case-studies. Their essays are passionate, sometimes polemical, often witty and consistently thought-provoking, covering a range of humanities disciplines from theology to architecture and from media studies to anthropology.    
By Jonathan Bate (editor)

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9781849664714 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 28, 2011, cover price $100.00

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9781849660624 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 15, 2011, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value.

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Product Description: The book of The Tempest is both a handsome edition of Julie Taymor’s eminently readable adaptation of Shakespeare’s play and a stunning visual narrative of her new film, which stars Helen Mirren as Prospera, the magician/alchemist in a bold, gender-switched realization...read more
By Jonathan Bate (foreword by)

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9780810996557 | Mti rep edition (Harry N Abrams Inc, November 1, 2010), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The book of The Tempest is both a handsome edition of Julie Taymor’s eminently readable adaptation of Shakespeare’s play and a stunning visual narrative of her new film, which stars Helen Mirren as Prospera, the magician/alchemist in a bold, gender-switched realization.

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Product Description: A fascinating portrait of a typical English parish church also famous as the baptism site and burial place of the world's most celebrated dramatist.
By Jonathan Bate (introduced by), Paul Edmondson (contributor), Gorick (contributor) and Val Horsler

Hardcover:

9781906507336 | Third Millenium Pub, September 16, 2010, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A fascinating portrait of a typical English parish church also famous as the baptism site and burial place of the world's most celebrated dramatist.

By Jonathan Bate (editor)

Miscellaneous:

9781588368775 | Modern Library, September 14, 2010, cover price $5.95

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The story of a recently discovered portrait of a young William Shakespeare traces its origins and history to discuss how it came into being, its possession by the same family for more than four hundred years, the painstaking forensic study that confirmed its age, and the plausibility of its authenticity. 20,000 first printing.

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9780743249324 | Free Pr, April 1, 2004, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The story of a recently discovered portrait of a young William Shakespeare traces its origins and history to discuss how it came into being, its possession by the same family for more than four hundred years, the painstaking forensic study that confirmed its age, and the plausibility of its authenticity.

Paperback:

9781416567912 | Free Pr, June 25, 2007, cover price $25.95

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“One man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.”In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard’s own immortal list of a man’s seven ages in As You Like It, Bate deduces the crucial events of Shakespeare’s life and connects them to his world and work as never before.Here is the author as an infant, born into a world of plague and syphillis, diseases with which he became closely familiar; as a schoolboy, a position he portrayed in The Merry Wives of Windsor, in which a clever, cheeky lad named William learns Latin grammar; as a lover, married at eighteen to an older woman already pregnant, perhaps presaging Bassanio, who in The Merchant of Venice won a wife who could save him from financial ruin. Here, too, is Shakespeare as a soldier, writing Henry the Fifth’s St. Crispin’s Day speech, with a nod to his own monarch Elizabeth I’s passionate addresses; as a justice, revealing his possible legal training in his precise use of the law in plays from Hamlet to Macbeth; and as a pantaloon, an early retiree because of, Bate postulates, either illness or a scandal. Finally, Shakespeare enters oblivion, with sonnets that suggest he actively sought immortality through his art and secretly helped shape his posthumous image more than anyone ever knew.Equal parts masterly detective story, brilliant literary analysis, and insightful world history, Soul of the Age is more than a superb new recounting of Shakespeare’s experiences; it is a bold and entertaining work of scholarship and speculation, one that shifts from past to present, reality to the imagination, to reveal how this unsurpassed artist came to be.

Hardcover:

9781400062065 | Random House Inc, April 7, 2009, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: “One man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.

Paperback:

9780812971811 | Random House Inc, October 12, 2010, cover price $18.00

Miscellaneous:

9781588367815 | Random House Inc, April 7, 2009, cover price $35.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781598595338 | Unabridged edition (Oasis Audio, April 1, 2009), cover price $49.99

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Product Description: This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship and then goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near-deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but also his effect on literary cultures across the globe...read more

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9780195372991, titled "The Genius of Shakespeare: Tenth Anniversary Edition" | Anv edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 13, 2008), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist.

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Product Description: This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist. Bate opens by taking up questions of authorship and then goes on to trace Shakespeare's canonization and near-deification, examining not only the uniqueness of his status among English-speaking readers but also his effect on literary cultures across the globe...read more

Hardcover:

9780195121964 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 17, 1998, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of Shakespeare's work.

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9780330458436 | Pan Macmillan, June 6, 2008, cover price $17.25 | About this edition: This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of the world's most famous dramatist.
9780195128239 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This fascinating book by one of Britain's most acclaimed young Shakespeare scholars explores the extraordinary staying-power of Shakespeare's work.

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An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes. 100,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780679642954 | Modern Library, April 3, 2007, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: An authoritative, modernized edition of the complete works of the great Elizabethan dramatist offers the complete texts of every comedy, tragedy, and history play, along with key facts about each work, a plot summary, major roles, sources, textual history, glossaries, and other helpful textual notes.

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Collects Andrew Marvell's poems and includes a chronology, appendices, notes, and suggestions for further reading.
By Jonathan Bate (introduced by), Elizabeth Story Donno (editor) and Andrew Marvell

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9780140424577 | Penguin Classics, November 29, 2005, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Collects Andrew Marvell's poems and includes a chronology, appendices, notes, and suggestions for further reading.

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The first literary biography of the 'poets' poet' chornicles his birth into poverty, his work as an agricultural laborer, his relationship with John Keats, and his career as a writer. 10,000 first printing.

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9780374179908 | 1 edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 1, 2003), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The first literary biography of the 'poets' poet' chronicles his birth into poverty, his work as an agricultural laborer, his relationship with John Keats, and his career as a writer.

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Product Description: Covering 400 years of dramatic history--from the vital, competitive theater of Shakespeare's own lifetime to the wealth of interpretations, both classical and experimental, of the present day--this volume is the only modern stage history of its kind...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Jonathan Bate (editor) and Russell Jackson (editor)

Paperback:

9780192802132 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Covering 400 years of dramatic history--from the vital, competitive theater of Shakespeare's own lifetime to the wealth of interpretations, both classical and experimental, of the present day--this volume is the only modern stage history of its kind.

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Product Description: Green Studies is a booming area for study and The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture, and literature. It offers a complete guide to the growing area of 'ecocriticism' and a wealth of material on green issues from the romantic period to the present...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Jonathan Bate (foreword by) and Laurence Coupe (editor)

Hardcover:

9780415204064 | Routledge, November 1, 2000, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: Green Studies is a booming area for study and The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture, and literature.

Paperback:

9780415204071 | Routledge, November 1, 2000, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: Green Studies is a booming area for study and The Green Studies Reader is a fantastically comprehensive selection of critical texts which address the connection between ecology, culture, and literature.

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Product Description: Arthur Golding's translation of 1567 with an introduction by John Frederick Nims"Absolutely essential"—Library Journal"This 1567 translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses…is tough, surprising, and lovely…To read it is to understand the Renaissance view of the classical world, storytelling and also Shakespeare's language and worldview...read more

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9780966491319 | Paul Dry Books Inc, March 1, 2000, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Arthur Golding's translation of 1567 with an introduction by John Frederick Nims"Absolutely essential"—Library Journal"This 1567 translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses…is tough, surprising, and lovely…To read it is to understand the Renaissance view of the classical world, storytelling and also Shakespeare's language and worldview.

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Product Description: ¿En qué consiste el genio de Shakespeare? ¿Qué tuvode singular este dramaturgo inglés de fines del siglo XVI? El autor busca en esta obar las respuestas a estas preguntas y nos muestra la imagen que nos hemos formado de él, donde se mezclan la realidad con las anécdotas sin separar los hechos documentados de las historias ...read more

Hardcover:

9788423997596 | Espasa-Calpe, February 1, 1999, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: ¿En qué consiste el genio de Shakespeare?

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Product Description: This volume assembles a selection from the many papers delivered at the Sixth World Shakespeare Congress. Four plenary lectures are printed, including that of Jane Smiley on the creation of A Thousand Acres, her award-winning novel derived with King Lear...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780874136524 | Univ of Delaware Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This volume assembles a selection from the many papers delivered at the Sixth World Shakespeare Congress.
9781611491791 | Univ of Delaware Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This volume assembles a selection from the many papers delivered at the Sixth World Shakespeare Congress.

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