Publication: Wolfwatching

Scope and Content

Signed first edition poetry collection: Ted Hughes, Wolfwatching (London: Faber and Faber, 1989). Contains an inscription on the flyleaf "For Tony. The head is older than the book. Best wishes, Ted 13 November 1989". Letter dated 13 November 1989 from Hughes inserted. He thanks Dyson for "the very interesting letter" and states "I look forward to seeing the book, especially what you say about R.S. [Thomas] and Thom [Gunn]. I am delighted to see that Thom is having a resurgence of appreciation over here. The puzzle, to my mind is the absence of R.S. Thomas's name and contrasts in our current taste consensus of the poetry clique. In some ways he's the only really 'adult' poet writing in English..."