Ted Hughes was Poet Laureate of England and the author of many books of poetry. His works include Phedre, Birthday Letters, and Oresteia of Aeschylus, among others. He died in 1998.
"Brilliantly succeeds at bringing Ovid's passionate and disturbing stories to life." --James Shapiro, The New York Times Book Review"One of the few unquestionable successes in the revolutionary vein Pound opened at the start of the century." --Donald Lyons, The Wall Street Journal"Hughes is as broad as Ovid and as subtle, as violent and as erotic, as elegant and as folksy-and often all at the same time. It is simply a beautiful match." --Michael Hofmann, The Times (London)