"The Rock"

Author: Hughes, Ted

Essay, published in The Listener, 19 Sept. 1963, pp. 421 -- 423
slightly revised in Writers on Themselves, BBC, London, 1964

This is a wonderful essay about Hughes's childhood landscape, though tendential in its dramatization.

The final sentence: "This was where the division of body and soul began." was later revised into "This was where the division of body and soul, for me, began."