Gaudete

HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.

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HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete. London: Faber, 1977.

8vo. Original black cloth with lettering in black and red to spine; unclipped pictorial dustjacket designed by Leonard Baskin; pp. 200; wrapper lightly yellowed and soiled to spine, with the odd nick to corners, head and foot; else very good.
First edition.
Hughes' narrative poem channels both the religious and the magical. Originally intended as a film, it follows a clergyman - Lumb - as he is abducted by spirits and forced to reinterpret his role as a minister.

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