It was printed in Following Plath's suicide, he wrote two poems "The Howling of Wolves" and "Song of a Rat" and then did not write poetry again for three years. It later became the basis of Pete Townshend 's rock opera of the same name, and of the animated film The Iron Giant. Philip Larkinthe preferred nominee, had declined, because of ill health and a loss of creative momentum, dying a year later.
He passed away in October 28,in Devonshire, England, from cancer. Bauzyte observes that in his negativism, Hughes is close to the American poet Emily Dickinson.
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Hughes, born August 17,Mytholmroyd, YorkshireEngland—died October 28,LondonEnglish poet whose most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines. The book also contained a section of notes throwing light on the context and genesis of each poem.
While in college he published a few poems, majored in Anthropolgy and Archaeology, and studied mythologies extensively. Varnaite, are: nature, the world of animals, man, the relationships between man and nature He oversaw the publication of her manuscripts, including Ariel The photograph, taken just before the First World Warwas of six young men who were all soon to lose their lives in the war.