The Ted Hughes Correspondence to Donya Feuer, April 25, 1990-June 14, 1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998
Title
The Ted Hughes Correspondence to Donya Feuer
Dates
April 25, 1990-June 14, 1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
.5 cubic feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
OLPb093HUG
Summary
This collection includes a series letters from Ted Hughes to Donya Feuer, in which Hughes explores and lays out the intellectual arguments ideas that formed the basis for his book, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being (1992).
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ted Hughes was a critically acclaimed poet and scholar, born on August 17th, 1930. In his book Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being (1992), Hughes identified two ancient religious myths that he argued served as a foundation for many of Shakespeare's plays. Prior to writing the book, Hughes laid out his theories and arguments in a series of letters to Donya Feuer. Hughes made copies of the entire body of this correspondence, which he presented to his close friend, Moelwyn Merchant. These copies are included in this collection. Ted Hughes died on October 28th, 1998.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photocopies of typed letters.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Ted Hughes Correspondence Collection (OLPb093HUG), Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
1.1 Letters from Ted Hughes to Donya Feuer
14 letters
April 23, 1990-May 6, 1990
1.2 Letters from Ted Hughes to Donya Feuer
11 letters
May 7, 1990-May 17, 1990
1.3 Letters from Ted Hughes to Donya Feuer
14 letters
May 18, 1990-June 2, 1990
1.4 Letters from Ted Hughes to Donya Feuer
12 letters
June 3, 1990-June 14, 1990
1.5 Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being
1 copy inscribed by Ted Hughes to Moelwyn, Lyn, and Paul Merchant.
1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Goddess religion in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Ontology in literature
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Criticism and interpretation
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Knowledge --Mythology
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Tragedies
  • Tragedy
  • Personal Names :
  • Feuer, Donya
  • Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998--Archives
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being