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Gifford, Terry

Works: 51 works in 256 publications in 1 language and 10,178 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  History  Diaries  Handbooks and manuals  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR6058.U37, 821.914
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Most widely held works about Terry Gifford
Most widely held works by Terry Gifford
Pastoral by Terry Gifford( )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the pastoral dead? Gifford adds fuel to the fiery debate in this lively examination of contemporary and classical nature writing. He begins by clarifying the different uses of "pastoral" and tracing the history of the genre from its classical origins in the poetic dialogues of supposed shepherds, to the Elizabethan dramas such as The Winter's Tale, through the pastoral poetry of Pope and Wordsworth, to the more recent rural novels and contemporary American nature writing. Including pastoral and antipastoral texts, the book traces the pastoral impulse of retreat and return with close readings of quoted texts, cultural studies, and ecocriticism
Reconnecting with John Muir : essays in post-pastoral practice by Terry Gifford( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain environment provides a common ground for the diverse modes of engagement and mediation. By attempting to understand the meaning of Muir's assertion that "going to the mountains is going home," the author points us toward a practice of integrated reading, scholarship, teaching, and writing that is adequate to our environmental crisis
Culture, creativity and environment : new environmentalist criticism by Fiona Becket( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis Culture, Creativity and Environment: New Environmentalist Criticism is a collection of new work which examines the intersection between philosophy, literature, visual art, film and the environment at a time of environmental crisis. This book is unusual in the way in which the 'imaginative', 'creative', element is privileged, notwithstanding the creativity of rigorous cultural criticism. Genuinely interdisciplinary, this book aims to be inclusive in its discussions of diverse cultural media (different literary genres, art forms and film for instance), which offer thoughtful and thought-provoking critiques of our relationships with the environment. Our ability to transcend the ethical and aesthetic categories and discourses that have contributed to our alienation from our environment is dependant upon an enlargement of our imaginative capacities. In a modest way this book might contribute to what Ted Hughes, speaking of the imagination of each new child, described as "nature's chance to correct culture's error."
Literature of nature : an international sourcebook( )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company
Ted Hughes, a critical study by Terry Gifford( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes by Terry Gifford( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ted Hughes is unquestionably one of the major twentieth-century English poets. Radical and challenging, each new title produced something of a shock to British literary culture. Only now is the breadth of his literary range and cultural influence being recognised. As well as his poetry and stories, writing for children, translations and prose essays and reviews, in recent years Hughes's own letters have received great critical attention. This Companion consolidates Hughes's life, writings and reputation. International experts from a variety of literary fields here confront the key questions posed by Hughes's work. New archival evidence is provided for fresh readings of his oeuvre with close attention to language, forms and the function of myth. Featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is a valuable and insightful companion for those studying and reading Hughes in the context of his role in the development of modern poetry"--
John Muir : his Life and letters and other writings by John Muir( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Life and Letters of John Muir (originally published in 1923), the biography of the world's most celebrated and influential conservationist, forms the principal book in this omnibus of Muir's writings. The Life and Letters, compiled posthumously by Muir's literary executor, William Frederic Bade, was originally published in 1924 in two volumes. It combines elements of John Muir's unfinished autobiography with letters selected from the voluminous correspondence between Muir and his many collaborators and admirers, all linked by Bade's restrained but perceptive commentary. The result is a vivid portrayal of John Muir the explorer, naturalist, correspondent, polemicist, writer, lobbyist, geographer, and family man. It shows clearly how his crusading passion for the outdoors projected him to the forefront of the American conservation movement and formed a critical element that led to the establishment of the first National Parks."--Pub. desc
Green voices : understanding contemporary nature poetry by Terry Gifford( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text seeks to discover the different notions of nature that underlie contemporary poetry, and how they relate to traditional assumptions about "nature" in the poetry of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England
Ted Hughes : from Cambridge to Collected by Mark Wormald( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including a previously unpublished poem by Ted Hughes, as well as new essays from Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage, Ted Hughes: From Cambridge to Collected offers fresh readings and newly available archival research, challenging established views about Hughes's speaking voice, study at Cambridge and the influence of other poets on Hughes's work
Ted Hughes by Terry Gifford( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Terry Gifford offers clear and detailed discussions of Hughes' poetry, stories, plays, translations, essays and letters
Women in transit through literary liminal spaces by Teresa Gómez Reus( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Hughes in context( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book begins by distinguishing Hughes's poetic interests and achievements in relation to his contemporaries, in particular, Thom Gunn, Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney. It seems appropriate to end this opening section on 'Literary Contexts' with a consideration of 'Hughes's Literary Legacy'. There follow chapters on five different genres that mark Hughes's achievement in addition to that of a poet, for which a single chapter would be absurdly inadequate; the poetic achievement is so central to all his work that it is evidenced throughout this book. The five 'Stylistic Contexts' are necessarily selective but contain new material deftly discussed by experts in their fields. Similarly a wealth of detail is revealed in the 'Geopolitical Contexts' of Yorkshire, America and Ireland. The sometimes difficult, or puzzling, area of Hughes's interests that might be called 'Anthropological Contexts' provides the opportunity to clarify the influences of religion, shamanism and the occult. Four chapters consider 'Historical Contexts' beginning with the literary importance of texts from the Middle Ages and ending with an understanding of Hughes's position in the tradition of the Laureateship"--
Ted Hughes by Mark Wormald( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative casebook introduces readers to wide-ranging critical dialogue about the work of Ted Hughes, one of the most popular and influential British poets of the twentieth century. In twelve new essays, international authorities on Hughes examine and debate his work, shedding new light on familiar texts. Split into two parts, the first half of this book examines Hughes's work through cultural contexts, such as postmodernism and the carnivalesque, while the second part uses literary theories including postcolonialism, ecocriticism and trauma theory to interpret his poetry. Providing fresh inspiration and insights into the various diverse ways in which Hughes's writing can be interpreted, this volume is an ideal introduction to both literary theory and the work of Ted Hughes for literature students and scholars alike. -- from back cover
Ted Hughes, nature and culture( )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteen contributors to this new collection of essays begin with Ted Hughes?s proposition that?every child is nature?s chance to correct culture?s error.? Established Hughes scholars alongside new voices draw on a range of approaches to explore the intricate relationships between the natural world and cultural environments? political, as well as geographical? which his work unsettles. Combining close readings of his encounters with animals and places, and explorations of the poets who influenced him, these essays reveal Ted Hughes as a writer we still urgently need. Hughes helps us manage, in his words,?the powers of the inner world and the stubborn conditions of the other world, under which ordinary men and women have to live?
Teaching A Level English literature : a student-centred approach by John Brown( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

STEEP TRAILS : a collection of wilderness essays and tales by John Muir( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand-mile walk to the Gulf by Muir John( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1867, John Muir, age twenty-eight, was blinded in an industrial accident. He lay in bed for two weeks wondering if he would ever see again. When his sight miraculously returned, Muir resolved to devote all his time to the great passion of his life -- studying plants. He quit his job in an Indiana manufacturing plant, said good-bye to his family, and set out alone to walk to the Gulf of Mexico, sketching tropical plants along the way. He kept a journal of this thousand-mile walk and near the end of his life, now famous as a conservation warrior and literary celebrity, sent a typescript of it to his publisher. The result is a wonderful portrait of a young man in search of himself and a particularly vivid portrait of the post-war American South. Here is the young Muir talking with freed slaves and former Confederate soldiers, pondering the uses of electricity, exploring Mammoth Cave, sleeping in a Savannah cemetery, delirious with malarial fever in the home of strangers at Cedar Key, traveling to Havana, Cuba, and sailing to San Francisco Bay. Once in California, Muir promptly set out for Yosemite Valley -- 200 miles away. There Muir found his destiny -- and a mountain range to test his apparently inexhaustible capacity for walking. A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf bridges two Muir classics: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth and My First Summer in the Sierra
Not not not not not enough oxygen and other plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People live in one-room cellblocks in the London of 2010. Outside, the air is thick with smog and thronged with dangerous citizens referred to as 'fanatics' who frequently kill themselves and others in random attacks. Vivian, who is married to somebody else, wants to move in with Mick, a man old enough to remember when it was safe to walk around in London, when there were still birds and when you could procreate without a license. Mick yearns for a cottage in the country. Maybe his son Claude, a celebrated musician who is coming to visit after several years, will find it in his heart to help
The unreliable mushrooms : new and selected poems by Terry Gifford( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

YOSEMITE : john muir's quest to preserve the wilderness by John Muir( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Muir is intimately connected with Yosemite, as this appreciation of the region's majestic landscapes perfectly demonstrates. His classic nature writing is informed by the beloved conservationist's years of exploration, from the heights of Yosemite Falls to the tremendous rush of its snowy avalanches. An essential companion for visitors, it offers rich appraisals of the meadows and valleys of this natural wonder, exuding an almost mystical love for the area's beauty
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Reconnecting with John Muir : essays in post-pastoral practiceCulture, creativity and environment : new environmentalist criticismLiterature of nature : an international sourcebookThe Cambridge Companion to Ted HughesJohn Muir : his Life and letters and other writingsGreen voices : understanding contemporary nature poetryTed Hughes
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Gifford, Terry 1946-

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