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Ted Hughes’s Anti-Mythic Method

By Joanny Moulin

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International audienceIn his 1923 article "Ulysses, Order and Myth," T. S. Eliot hailed James Joyce as the inventor of the "mythic method", saying taht "Mr Joyce's parallel use of the Odyssey has a great importance. It has the importance of a scientific discovery". He also said that it was "a method for which the horoscope is auspicious," and it is easy to rush and see Ted Hughes as one of the continuators of this mythic method. Still, a closer scrutiny of the issue ought to have been brought about by a 1975 article by Stuart Hirschberg, "Myth and Anti-myth in Ted Hguhes's Crow". For Ted Hguhes's way is rather an anti-mythic method in several respects

Topics: T. S. Eliot, Poetry, Anti-myth, James Joyce, Myth, Ted Hughes, [SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01142221v1
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