Crow was Ted Hughes' fourth book of poems for adults and a pivotal moment in his writing career.
In it, he found both a structure and a persona that gave his vision a new power and coherence.
A deep engagement with history, mythology and the natural world combine to forge a work of impressive and unsettling force. "English poetry has found a new hero and nobody will be able to read or write verse now without the black shape of Crow falling across the page." (Peter Porter).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 14/10/1974
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780571099153
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Review by shevek
Popular with angsty teenagers (including me, back in the day) but no less of a masterpiece for that. Despair undermined by nihilism, redeemed by black humour. Kind of thing.
Review by stilton
One of the very few books I was forced to read during what passed for my education that I actually liked. It led to me reading quite a lot of other poetry which I would have never touched otherwise, so I have a lot to thank it for. On returning to it more recently, however, I've found it rather repetitive and overblown, and I find myself liking the idea of it more than the thing itself.