Seamus Perry: Ted Hughes, 29 August 2013
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Ted and I: A Brother’s Memoir by Gerald Hughes.
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“... revolutionary and poetic’. He said he devoted thousands of hours to astrology. He once cast Philip Larkin’s horoscope, probably an underappreciated service. All of which implies cultural history painted with the broadest of brushes: the villain of the piece is the Renaissance, that catastrophe of individualism, which gave birth at once to the hubris ...”