HUGHES, Ted. Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being. London: Faber and Faber, 1992.
8vo. Original navy cloth, spine lettered in gilt; unclipped jacket with drawing by Andrew Davidson; pp. [vi], vii-xv, [v], 1-517, [vii]; essentially a fine copy.
First edition of Hughes' extensive analysis of the works of Shakespeare. Hughes studied the playwright's work to the point of obsession, resulting in this magnum opus. He writes that it is “a single titanic work, like an Indian epic.”