The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughes’s Writing for Children: Correcting Culture’s Error

By Lorraine Kerslake. Taylor Fracis Limited. 2018. The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughe's Writing For Children by Lorraine Kerslake

This book identifies the importance of Hughes’s children’s writing from an ecocritical perspective and argues that the healing function that Hughes ascribes to nature in his children’s literature is closely linked to the development of his own sense of environmental responsibility. This book will be the first sustained examination of Hughes’s greening, providing a detailed reading of Hughes’s children’s writing through his poetry, prose and drama, as well as his critical essays and letters. In addition, it also explores how Hughes’s children’s writing is a window to Hughes’s own emotional struggle and personal crisis, as well as his environmental consciousness.